Category Archives: Wildlife

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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Desoto NWR

The word was out; snow geese were gathering at Nebraska’s Desoto National Wildlife Refuge.  Gathering is an understatement, more like a national convention; local naturalists estimated upwards of 500,000. Over 1200 acres of fields and wetlands provide a welcome stopover … Continue reading

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Breakfast

Waterfowl are plentiful on Sanibel Island off the Gulf coast of Florida.  I caught this Little Blue Heron near the shore of one of the many walking trails on the island. It was early morning but the sun was high … Continue reading

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Catbird

This is a decent bird photo for me.  I don’t have the right equipment or temperament to get good bird shots, especially song birds who never stop moving. This photo won’t qualify for any photo contests with nature categories because … Continue reading

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