Category Archives: Wildlife

A December Walk In The Park

It was a cool 55º as I strolled through Wall Spring Park, a county park on the Gulf coast between Tarpon Springs and Palm Harbor.  Considering the weather and only 6 days before Christmas, it was surprisingly busy. Click any … Continue reading

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Pet Ownership in Florida

  A little compositing fun.  The alligator shot was public domain.  I took the picture of my little Maltese in a ‘gator free’ dog park.  I used Topaz Labs masking software, Adobe Photoshop CC 2014.

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It’s a bird’s life!

I came across this pair of osprey building a nest on top of a light pole at Causeway Blvd and Alt. US 19 in Dunedin, Florida.

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Deer on a Mountain Road

Bikers fear deer, the deer not so much. Collisions between the two often have a poor ending for the motorcyclist. You’ll see plenty of deer and riders in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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Lunch in the Ball Park

This osprey landed on the lights in the Toronto Blue Jays’ spring training field in Dunedin, Florida to enjoy some fresh fish.  You can see the fish tail just below the bird. EXIF: Sony NEX-6, Sony ES 55-210 lens @ … Continue reading

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Eye of the Eagle, Light of the Moon

Last May I wrote about Fish Eagles at the supermarket.  That pair disappeared and I never did see any chicks.  This afternoon the nest was occupied again.  Perhaps we’ll be rewarded with some babies this time. Tech Data: Sony NEX-6 … Continue reading

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Marina Morning

A peaceful morning at the Dunedin City Marina found only one fellow walking his dog while the pelicans picked their nits.  Click to enlarge.

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Strange Bird

Perhaps strange is not the best word, but certainly rare. The Little Blue Heron’s word-wide popu- lation is estimated at 150,000, down more than half in the last 40 years. This guy flew out of a fresh water marsh, paused … Continue reading

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Dinner!

If you visit the fishing piers at Wall Springs Park at low tide, you’ll often find egrets and other wading birds feeding. I shot this white egret just as he went under for a small and unlucky fish. Click to … Continue reading

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Seaside Scavengers

  Nothing so exotic as the Anhinga in the previous post. I shot these two pesky scavengers on the Dunedin Causeway. The Laughing Gull and the American Crow are about as common as you can get. Click for enlargements.

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