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Monthly Archive for June, 2009

I saw two Northern Parulas in my backyard this morning. These photos are of a different bird that I photographed in Mead Garden on April 17, 2008. I love these birds. Several weeks ago I was turning off the back faucet and one came within six inches of  landing on my hand. I backed away […]

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Great Egret

Photographed in Mead Garden, Winter Park, Florida on May 06, 2009. I loved the light on this bird. What Bird: Large, white heron with yellow eyes. Bill is yellow, may appear orange when breeding. Black legs and feet. Long feather plumes extend from the back to beyond the tail during breeding season. Feeds on fish, […]

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Anhinga With A Bream

I took these photos back in February 2009 at Lake Woodruff in Volusia County. This bird struggled with this fish for the longest time. The bird eventually lost it as the fish flipped into the water. I would think the Anhinga would have gone into the water after it. I don’t know for sure as […]

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Red-Shouldered Hawk

I photographed this Red-shouldered Hawk in Mead Garden on May 10, 2009. What Bird: The Red-shouldered Hawk’s diet consists of small mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and large insects. Hunts while perched or soaring. The Red-shouldered Hawk and the Barred Owl occupy the same range in the eastern United States. They prefer the same moist woodland […]

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Northern Cardinal – Male

I photographed this Male Northern Cardinal in Mead Garden on May 23, 2009. He must have been guarding a nest, because he landed so very close. I had to back away as I was too close to focus. They are very common in Central Florida, & for that reason I think we may take them […]

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Snowy Egret

I photographed this Snowy Egret at Lake Ivanhoe in Orlando, Florida on May 07, 2009.

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Osprey On Nest With Chick

This Osprey was sitting on the nest protecting the Chick, which has not Fledged. You can see the little one sitting beside the adult. I took these photos from a parking garage across the street. The Adult gave a few Chirps when I first arrived, stayed a few moments, then flew away allowing me to […]

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Northern Mockingbird – Juvenile

This photo was taken on May 13, 2009 of a Juvenile Northern Mockingbird in Mead Garden, Winter Park, Florida. I saw three Juveniles in the same area this Spring. The Juveniles have a speckled chest. The Northern Mockingbird is the state bird of Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas. Click on Photo to Enlarge.

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