Tag Archives: Florida

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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Egret

Early morning, just after sunrise, I was walking along a gravel road on Florida’s Sanibel Island when I spotted this egret.  Hard to miss; its size is impressive, standing about 3 feet tall. The water was shallow, maybe 4-6″ deep, swampy, … Continue reading

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Keep Right

A diamond-shape yellow sign with black letters saying, “Keep Right” is a common sight along roadways in the US.  Even pedestrians keep right on sidewalks, paths, and hiking trails. No signage was necessary for totally different two-footed species walking on … Continue reading

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Tri-Colored Heron

The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge is a wonderful place to watch birds, especially water birds.  The 6,400 acres of natural habitat take up about two-thirds of Sanibel Island on the Gulf side of Florida. I found this tri-colored … Continue reading

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Ibis?

From the long curving beak, I’d guess this is an Ibis, but every other Ibis I’ve seen on Sanibel Island is white.  Maybe it’s a young one, but he/she was about the size of other Ibis I observed. I found … Continue reading

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Dolphin

Another first for me: a dolphin cruise, taken in late February from Marco Island, Florida. This particular cruise combines tourism with research; i.e. every time the boat goes out for dolphin research, the two marine biologists/tour guides take tourists with them and explain … Continue reading

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Wanted – Burrowing Owls

The search for safe habitat for Burrowing Owls on Marco Island, Florida continues.  This particular species of owls are considered Endangered and everything possible is being done to protect them.  When their burrows are spotted on empty lots a perch is provided … Continue reading

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