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The Crane Family

June 16, 2022 - These sandhill cranes can be found in freshwater marshes, pastures and open woods throughout Florida. People who feed th...
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Taking a Break

June 08, 2022 - Cleaning up on the beach after finishing off their morning catch. Smart enough to avoid catching a wave like some people...
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Female Painted Bunting - 2

June 01, 2022 - This female was very active around the feeding area once the red tailed hawk departed in search of a meal elsewhere.
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Returning to the Nest

May 31, 2022 - It started out as what appeared to be a quiet morning on Blue Cypress Lake, but when the ospreys started to take flight...
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Be Warned

May 25, 2022 - This osprey was perched atop its large nest. As we drifted closer to get a better perspective of it from below, we got a...
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Ready to Depart

May 24, 2022 - Perched on top of its nest, as we quietly drifted closer, we did not escape its excellent vision, but managed a quick sh...
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Watchful Eyes

May 18, 2022 - Always on alert, these ospreys are either guarding the young or using their excellent vision to search for unsuspecting...
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Laser Focus

May 11, 2022 - Osprey vision is one of their attributes that make them such excellent fishermen. While their eyes are about the same si...
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The "Look"

May 06, 2022 - When you become the subject of the laser focused stare of a raptor, you have to think about what it is like to be target...
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Profiled

May 02, 2022 - We had an interesting morning exploring new areas around the ranches west of Vero Beach on an ATV. Not only did we encou...
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Male Painted Bunting

April 22, 2022 - Like many of the human type "snowbirds" the buntings can be found throughout half of Florida during the months of Septem...
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Female Painted Bunting

April 21, 2022 - While the female painted bunting is not as colorful as her male counterpart, she still displays beautiful shade of green...
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Refueling Stop

April 08, 2022 - I watched this female painted bunting fly from tree to tree coming closer in each time to ensure the area was safe befor...
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Hawk Relative

April 07, 2022 - The ospreys' diet is mainly comprised of fish. They catch their prey by swooping down from the sky. I think of them as t...
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Shadows

April 06, 2022 - Water lilies belong to the Nymphaeaceae family of plant. They live as rhizomatous aquatic herbs. That's probably more in...
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Nature's Serenity

March 28, 2022 - Another serene spot beside a slow flowing, lazy river. Perfect for clearing the mind and reducing stress. Not only that,...
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In Balance

March 25, 2022 - Before heading out to explore an area surrounding some ranches west of Vero Beach, I was fortunate to be able to photogr...
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Successful Fisherman

March 24, 2022 - About 99% of the osprey's diet is fish. In addition to having a reversible outer toe enabling them to hang on to slipper...
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Foraging for Seeds

March 23, 2022 - This male cardinal was taking the lazy approach to feeding. It stayed on the ground below the feeder and let the other b...
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Leading the Way

March 22, 2022 - Heading south early in the morning looking for fish as they work their way toward the usual daytime feeding area. They w...
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Sunbathing

March 21, 2022 - Alligators have a lot more teeth than us. In fact, they have about 75 teeth. Again, unlikes, when their teeth wear out o...
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Home Again

March 18, 2022 - The length of an osprey approximates 2 feet.Their wingspan typically is 4 to 5 feet. Females normally are larger than th...
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Little Blue Heron

March 17, 2022 - Perched high in a tree scouting the mudflats for fish in the shallow water. This heron can be found year round in Florid...
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Patiently Waiting

March 16, 2022 - Frequently found on the Florid beaches between August and May. These Ruddy Turnstones were carefully watching for the ti...
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Full Speed

March 14, 2022 - Ospreys live on very continent except Antartica. They live in all 50 states. Today I was photographing them at Blue Cypr...
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Familiar Territory

March 10, 2022 - Ospreys tend to use their nests not only for years, but for generations. As they nest in colonies, Blue Cypress Lake in...
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Lazing in the Sun

March 09, 2022 - The American alligator is a cold blooded reptile living in wetland areas. It can grow between 6 and 11 feet long and art...
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White Ibis

March 08, 2022 - One of three ibises that flew along a canal, periodically perching in the trees as we maneuvered along a dirt road in an...
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Moon Shot

March 07, 2022 - Clear skies, low humidity and light winds made for excellent conditions. Although I missed out photographing the crescen...
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Returning from Fishing

March 03, 2022 - It was mid morning and the early morning activity had slowed down. Many of the ospreys we saw had settled back into thei...
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Searching

March 02, 2022 - If you look closely at this osprey searching for a fish you might be able to see that they have four toes on each foot a...
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Can't Fool Me

February 28, 2022 - Sometimes the best plans to deter wildlife end up being a great place to stop, rest and maybe even take time to air dry...
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Ceryle Alycon

February 25, 2022 - This belted kingfisher was facing into the wind ready to dive down and seize a small fish from the canal below. Its cres...
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Glossy Ibis

February 23, 2022 - Another Florida resident, most commonly found in central and south Florida in coastal and freshwater marshes and ponds.
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Reflections

February 18, 2022 - These water lilies can be found in temperate and tropical climates around the world. They grow in ponds, canals and slow...
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In the Garden

February 17, 2022 - Whenever I find a quiet spot with flowing water, I let the stress go with the flow. It is a magical feeling.
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Who Knows Where

February 16, 2022 - Along the side of one of the many trails in Mckee Botanical Gardens while exploring for waterlilies. It is a bit early f...
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Finished Feeding

February 15, 2022 - These brown pelicans often can be found as part of a colony nesting in trees. This is where they also rest when not fly...
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Florida Resident

February 14, 2022 - This Plegadis falcinellus, otherwise known as a glossy ibis, is about 2 feet in length. In winter the adult wings and bo...
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Whistling Skein

February 11, 2022 - These boisterous black bellied whistling ducks were calm floating on a small pond and suddenly burst up overhead. It was...
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Dressed in Pink

February 10, 2022 - This roseate spoonbill is a member of the Ibis Family. It is resident in Florida where it lives in the coastal flats, la...
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The Raft

February 09, 2022 - This flock, or "raft" of black-bellied whistling ducks was very boisterous.It often is referred to as part duck and part...
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Grus Canadensis

February 08, 2022 - A sandhill crane looking for a meal - - mainly seeds and tubers - - located in a wetland area west of Vero Beach.
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Entering the Gardens

February 07, 2022 - Entering the local botanical gardens to see what lies ahead. There are a variety of trails and ponds. It also hosts the...
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Like a Rainbow

February 04, 2022 - Although I do not particularly like bird photos with man made devices in them, i thought this capture really showed off...
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Passing By

February 03, 2022 - These ring billed gulls had just returned from a mornings catch offshore and had returned to the beach to preen themselv...
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Color in Motion

January 28, 2022 - With a hawk perched nearby and several grackles and blackbirds flying around, the painted buntings were very careful aro...
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Mimus polyglots

January 27, 2022 - As soon as the red tail hawk departed this courageous mockingbird to up the high perch to see who it might target to cha...
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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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All Lit Up

January 24, 2022 - The light was very bright with a perfectly clear sky, so the male painted bunting's colors really showed off.
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Who's Your Daddy

January 23, 2022 - Here's a brave little lizard (brown anole) riding on the nose of a 'gator. Fortunately it was a lawn ornament and not th...
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Hunting

January 21, 2022 - This red tailed hawk took the highest perch available in readiness to strike an unsuspecting feeding bird or rodent. In...
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Northern Cardinal

January 19, 2022 - I see these beautiful birds pretty much wherever I travel in the US, but the setting was a bit different so I couldn't r...
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Anolis Sagrei

January 19, 2022 - This male Brown Anole lizard, which is very common on both coasts of Florida, is seen displaying its reddish-orange thro...
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Lurking

January 18, 2022 - Looking docile when floating around the lake, but 'gators can be very aggressive and vicious when approached. Sitting in...
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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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"Hawkeye"

October 06, 2021 - These hawks always are on alert looking for unsuspecting prey.
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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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