A few of my favorite moments from last year

2 burrowing owl last stop-7024.jpg

1 gator & stilt--2.jpg

4 skimmer-5978-2.jpg

5 bull elk coming down hill environmental before sunset-9101.jpg

6 daybreak Oxbow Bend-7073.jpg

7 grizzly mom and cub environmental before sunset-9504.jpg

8 stampede-7555-2.jpg

gator in the swamp-2196.jpg

 

11 kissimmee bobcat-.jpg

12 water lily #2 of 2 white in the rain-.jpg

 

 

All we are is dust in the wind – Count your blessings – Go take more photos

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YELLOW is the new red

Clarity Red-Bellied Woodpecker

YELLOW is the new red in bird identification

The amount of yellow on the throat was much deeper than the books I researched.

Fortunately I had reliable assistance for an id (Thank you Cathy).

This Red-Bellied Woodpecker sat with it’s head poked out from a hole in a tree as I snapped it’s portrait.

Do You See What I See… 

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Would you say that Roseate Spoonbill’s have an OFF BEAT / QUIRKY look?

Roseate Spoonbills derive their name because of their QUIRKY flattened bill which they sweep side to side to find food.

3 spoonbills #3  w: high pass1Pale white coloring is an immature, their coloring deepens with age, adults have brilliant pink coloring.

1 spoonbill  w: high pass1  Approximate size 30 inches with 50 inch wingspan.

spoonbill spread wings  w: high pass1This photo series was taken over time this winter at Circle B Bar Reserve located in Polk County Florida.

Post script to What does SPRING mean to you?, the young heron fledged 2 days after I took the photo (wish I could have see that). 

Do You See What I See… 

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SLOWLY it creeps …

American Coot is another duck like water bird inhabiting ponds and marshes, their diet is aquatic plants therefore, they are excellent divers. This photo was taken shortly after the Moorhen incident that was posted yesterday and at this time warning calls exchanged between the Moorhen and Coot. There may be an appearance of calm in this photograph yet a closer look reveals the alert in the red eye of this American Coot as it SLOWLY makes it way to safe harbor.