Category Archives: Wildlife

July 4th

Three years ago the grand kids painted bird house gourds on July 4th, while waiting for the fireworks.  All took them home but one; the 15 year old at the time, thought he was too old to hang a hand … Continue reading

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Open Wide

Pelicans are extremely flexible.  I caught this one rotating his beak clockwise from 9 to 5 o’clock.  I just happened to catch it at 12 o’clock. Why?  I don’t know, but I saw several of them doing it.  It looked … Continue reading

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Posing Pelican

On the same morning I saw my first reddish heron,  I found a pelican nesting site nearby. It was in the backwaters of Sarasota Bay, near a public boat dock surrounded by mangroves.  Early morning, active birds, including heron and … Continue reading

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Reddish Heron

At the end of a quarter-mile board walk through a mangrove swamp, I found myself on a platform in shallow water with a 180 degree view of the Gulf of Mexico.  Sounds of Sarasota did not penetrate this site.  Dawn … Continue reading

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Blue Heron

I found this blue heron wading in the shallows of a manicured lake on the grounds of the Ringling Museum in Sarasota, FL.     The bird was oblivious to me and others on the well-traveled foot bridge.  This photo opportunity … Continue reading

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Hungry Heron

The heron ignored me, walked right past me in hungry pursuit of  a meal.  His quick pace and steady glare told me he was more interested in filling his belly than worrying about me. I just happened to be in … Continue reading

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Chipmunk

While cleaning out old files, I came across this chipmunk taken 11 years ago in Estes Park.  One of my first photos with a DSLR.  It needs a little head room, but otherwise a fairly decent shot.  BTW, the chipmunk … Continue reading

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