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Fishermans Delight

July 27, 2023 - The wind direction and the incoming tide made for great fishing action this morning as evidenced by the number of fisher...
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On the Edge

July 17, 2023 - Standing above the rocks watching the ebb and flow of the tide while relaxing was a great way to start the day. After a...
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Breakers

June 28, 2023 - With gusting winds and a strong incoming tide, the air was full of ocean spray. Another great way to wake up - - fresh s...
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Going for A Boat Ride

May 05, 2023 - Latin name is Minus polyglots which actually translates to "many tongued mimic". These birds reportedly are known to si...
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Breezy

April 22, 2023 - I sat for almost 15 minutes watching this osprey stay perched above the inlet in Sebastian while the wind picked up. I w...
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Observation Tower

April 18, 2023 - Pole sitting on top of the bridge high above the inlet in Sebastian patiently searching for its next meal. With it's kee...
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Watchful

April 15, 2023 - The mockingbird shown here is a great mimic. They memorize sounds from their surroundings from other birds to animals li...
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Gotcha

April 13, 2023 - To catch their prey, the wood stork submerge their beaks into the water effectively setting up a trap. While their beak...
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Where Are They?

April 12, 2023 - Wood storks are among the largest wading birds. To put them into perspective, n North America, only the great blue heron...
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Family Time

April 07, 2023 - Both the male (left) and the female (right) anhinga were close to home guarding the nest while awaiting the hatch.
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Breeding Season

April 07, 2023 - While out on Headwaters Lake, we found ourselves surrounded by nesting anhinga, aka Snakebirds, most of which were sitti...
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On the Nest

April 06, 2023 - While out searching for alligators to photograph, I found myself close to dozens of Anhinga sitting on the nest waiting...
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Portrait

April 05, 2023 - Tricolored herons are one of most abundant herons in the South. When stalking its prey, the Tricolored heron will go de...
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Go Away!

March 31, 2023 - This mockingbird seemed to be looking at its reflection in the chrome steering knob of the steering wheel in the boat to...
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Slow Drift

March 29, 2023 - While slowing wandering around and exploring the many ponds at Osprey Acres, I happened upon this mottled duck drifting...
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In Flight Profile

March 24, 2023 - This great blue heron posed for a bit before taking flight. In both cases, stationary or in flight, it is a very stately...
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On the Wing

March 22, 2023 - This roseate spoonbill just left the rookery and was in clear view as I stood on the shore some 3-400 feet away admiring...
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Searching

March 20, 2023 - Cormorants are a group of aquatic birds containing about 40 different species. Like many other aquatic species, these b...
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Waning Moon

March 18, 2023 - Just 3 days before the next full moon appears over the Indian River in Florida. This waning, or decrescent moon was visi...
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Still Life

March 17, 2023 - Great blue herons are large birds standing between approximately 3 feet and 5 feet tall. Surprisingly they typically wei...
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Turning the Catch

March 15, 2023 - Once the prey has been caught and the osprey is off to ha higher perch to eat its meal, it will gradually turn the fish...
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Perched & Alert

March 13, 2023 - A few seconds before capturing this osprey locking on to its prey, this osprey was lower on the tree top and appeared t...
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Almost Hidden

March 10, 2023 - Great horned owls have the largest and widest distribution range of any American owl. They tend not to migrate, but rema...
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Breeding Season

March 08, 2023 - Once again out at Stick Marsh photographing the birds from the shoreline. The rookery is very active primarily with spoo...
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Diving Ducks

March 06, 2023 - The lesser scaup is a small North American diving duck also known as the little broadbill or bluebill. These are small...
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Coming Home

March 03, 2023 - This anhinga was returning to the rookery at Stick Marsh to seek refuge in the mangroves where all the birds are nesting...
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Another View

March 01, 2023 - Normally I don't keep or share photos of birds flying away from where I stand to capture the photo. I much prefer shots...
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Great Catch

February 27, 2023 - I have watched this osprey come and go for several weeks now, always circling the small harbor off the Indian River. Mos...
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Windblown

February 24, 2023 - This great white egret had just landed in this tree high above the area to preen itself early in the morning at osprey a...
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Profiled

February 23, 2023 - Fortunate timing. I happened to be ready when this roseate spoonbill stepped out from the mangroves into the sunlight. T...
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Returning to the Rookery

February 22, 2023 - This great white egret was flying low to the water on its way back to the rookery. I could not tell if it had been out s...
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Nesting

February 20, 2023 - Out at Stick Marsh photographing all the birds busily building and sitting on nests during the breeding season. At this...
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Quizzical

February 17, 2023 - While photographing egrets and spoonbills at Stick Marsh, I noticed an anhinga studying a roseate spoonbill one branch a...
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Oh What A Web

February 15, 2023 - This large spider has three different names, the golden orb spider, the giant wood spider, and the banana spider. The g...
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Up and Away

January 18, 2023 - After almost 10 minutes perched on top of the flagpole, it was time to find another perch and search for prey. Although...
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Flagpole Sitting

January 09, 2023 - I was very fortunate that this osprey landed atop the flagpole and rested there for almost 10 minutes before moving on....
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Wolf Moon - 2

January 08, 2023 - While more commonly known as the Wolf Moon, this month's moon also is known as a micromoon as it is at its farthest poin...
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Wolf Moon - 1

January 07, 2023 - The full moon on January 6th is thought of/named the Wolf Moon because are frequently heard howling at this time of year...
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Quick Departure

January 05, 2023 - After sitting on the flagpole for almost 10 minutes, this osprey decided it was time to move on to another perch. Appare...
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Home Security

November 14, 2022 - With its large eyes enabling it to see a wide angle and long distances, the osprey likes to perch high above the water t...
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Returning Home

October 19, 2022 - Ospreys, also know as fish hawks, will nest in any location where there is water which provides it with an adequate supp...
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Returning from the Hunt

October 17, 2022 - While the osprey is a very effective fisherman, sometimes referred to as the "perfect" fishing machine, there are occasi...
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The Greatest Fisherman

October 14, 2022 - The osprey has a lot of genetic adaptations which make it what could be referred to as the "perfect fishing machine". T...
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Circling the Lake

October 12, 2022 - With a wingspread of about 6 feet, high flight speeds especially when diving and keen eyesight, ospreys are very effecti...
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Changing Conditions

January 25, 2022 - It was overcast, and pretty windy with temperatures in the mid-50's, While a bit chilly, Schatzi and I enjoyed our morni...
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Morning Breaks

January 14, 2022 - Off to the beach to watch the birds, the waves, the treasure seekers, the fishermen and,of course, the sun bathers.
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Sneak Peak

January 07, 2022 - Another day, another boardwalk. Only this time, I know there I am headed. It's a beach exploration to check out the surr...
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Daybreak

January 05, 2022 - Just after sunrise on a rare overcast morning. Here I don't consider it dark and gloomy, but an opportunity to capture a...
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To the Beach

December 31, 2021 - Another early morning adventure on the beach. Schatzi already understands what lies ahead and is getting ready for her "...
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Before Sunrise

December 29, 2021 - Sneaked away a little earlier this morning while my ladies were soundly sleeping. Most days have had no cloud coverage s...
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Busy Bee

December 14, 2021 - And the work goes on throughout the year down here.
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Golden Moment

July 06, 2021 - I always look forward to sunrise and watching the sun break the horizon on this this particular day was amazing. In addi...
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In the Beginning

June 24, 2021 - Nothing like the opportunity to photograph an unusual event to get me out early in the morning. This was taken in Vero B...
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The Mooring

August 05, 2019 - Just after sunrise one morning while it was early enough to enjoy the tranquility of calm water on the river combined wi...
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