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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Rush Hour!

Today’s post comes from a photo trip I made to Florida in 2014. As I work on planning out my 2018 return trip, I’ll share a few of my favorite encounters from this past visit. In today’s post, I found a remarkable water pool in Myakka River State Park, where both the Black Vultures and […]

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Fun Friday: Don’t Step on That Gator!

Today’s Fun Friday post is two more photos taken at an alligator pool in Myakka River State Park, Florida. Among the seemingly endless number of alligators at this small water pool, birds were busy foraging among the gators as if they weren’t even there! Although today’s images seem to show a Great Egret stepping on/very […]

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Wanna Go Swimming?

Probably not in this pool! While hiking around Myakka River State Park (Florida) in 2014, I came upon an amazing sight … a small pool of water with what seemed to be hundreds of alligators! Gators appeared everywhere. And interestingly, the wading birds were not too afraid of being in the water with the gators […]

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The Lumbering Dinosaur

In my last photo trip to Florida (winter 2014), I captured some of my favorite Florida residents, the American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis). Resembling dinosaurs, you mostly see these large amphibians either sunning along the banks of water pools, or with just a head sticking out of the water. However, I was able to capture a […]

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“Daddy Sing Bass …”

… Mama sing tenor”. I think that’s how an old Johnny Cash/June Carter-Cash song started out. What does that have to do with this post? Really nothing, except for the deep, bass-like sound of the bull alligator! While photographing in the Myakka River State Park area one evening, I was photographing from the north side […]

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Least Sandpipers

Several times while photographing along the Myakka River, a group of 12-15 small shorebirds would fly in and forage among the water plants at the edge of the river, and upon the bank. Being from Missouri, it is not often I see shorebirds (other than the Killdeer that often are seen around bodies of water), […]

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A Foraging Wood Stork

Yesterday’s post featured some Wood Storks (Mycteria americana) in flight. Today’s post is contains some images of foraging wood storks that I captured in Myakka River State Park. Wood Storks feed by moving their bills back and forth in the water. The feeding habits of the wood stork are particularly interesting. Small fish from 1 […]

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Flying Pterodactyl

Ok, so it’s not really a prehistoric bird. But it certainly looks like one! The Wood Stork (Mycteria americana) is one of my favorite birds I try to photograph when I’m in Florida. These images were made while I was in Myakka River State Park: The Wood Stork is protected in Florida. In fact, many […]

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