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Fun Friday: The Standoff




In today’s “Fun Friday” post, I’m featuring a pretty common sight. It seems that birds, typically vultures and some wading birds, like to come in close to where alligators are sunning and engage in a “stare-down” with each other. So far, I’ve not seen an alligator take one of these birds, but I’m sure it […]

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A Hike to “The Deep Hole”




During the first full day of my recent trip in Myakka River State Park, I got up early and headed to the park office to grab one of the cherished “backwoods permits”. The park has an undeveloped, wilderness area and only allows 30 people per day to hike into this pristine area. After obtaining my […]

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Myakka’s Sandhill Cranes




Myakka River typically has Sandhill Cranes that forage and roost within the park. From the Myakka River bridge, a single crane flew in one morning, just before sunrise, to forage along the river. This post features a few of my favorite images of this bird as it foraged near the river: Photographic Equipment Used: Canon […]

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Black Vultures




One of the most common birds found in Myakka River State Park is the Black Vulture. Usually in groups, they are very interesting and curious birds. As I visited Deep Hole to photograph the gators, the vultures became interested in me and one-by-one, they began to fly across Deep Hole, near where I was located. […]

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Limpkins Galore




Today’s post begins a series of posts with images from Myakka River State Park, near Sarasota, Florida. Myakka has always been one of my favorite places to visit when in Florida. This trip was no exception. One of the first birds I saw at Myakka River was the Limpkin. This wading bird was very common […]

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Holy Cow!




… Sea cow, that is. In my recent absence from publishing nature blog posts, I have been taking a restful “vacation”, traveling around Florida and photographing some of my favorite wading birds, marine mammals and reptiles/amphibians. Now that I’m back home (and in the process of downloading thousands of new images), my first post features […]

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Another Owl Prowl, Part 2




Today’s post features a few more short-eared owl images I captured last week. Here are a few of my favorites: In an upcoming post, I’ll feature some images of these owls actively hunting, as they intently stare and dive into the tall grasses for their prey. Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D Mark 2 body Canon […]

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Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse




Wednesday morning saw a rare event … a “Super Blue Blood Moon (Lunar Eclipse)”. The last time we had one of these was approximately 150 years ago! To capture this event, I was really challenged. First, the eclipse would be occurring in the morning hours as sunrise was beginning. It also was in the very […]

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Another Owl Prowl, Part 1




Last week, I published a couple of posts of a very successful outing in southwest Missouri, to photograph the wonderful little Short-eared Owls (if you missed these posts, you can find them by clicking on these links: “Owl Prowl, Part 1” , “Owl Prowl, Part 2”). As usual, whenever an outing goes very well, it’s […]

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Those Beautiful Red Birds!




One of my favorite wading birds is the Roseatte Spoonbill. Unfortunately, they are not seen in my neck of the woods. Here are a few images of these beautiful birds that I captured a few years ago while in Florida: Can’t wait to get back to Florida … hope it’s sooner, rather than later!   […]

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