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Monthly Archive for November, 2009

These photographs were taken in Baldwin Park, a residential neighborhood in Orlando, Florida on November 24, 2009. This photo was taken in my Mother’s front yard a few blocks from Baldwin Park. Click on Photos to Enlarge.

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Sammy the Goose Video

“Lake Ivanhoe Spring” with Sammy the Goose. I shot this video in the Spring of 2006. Sammy the Goose lived on nearby Lake Ivanhoe. He helped raise 10 Baby Mallard Ducks. They all survived. I grew to love this bird. Unfortunately he had to be relocated to a wildlife sanctuary due to his aggressive behavior. […]

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Photographed in Baldwin Park, (formerly the Naval Training Center), an Orlando, Florida neighborhood on November 23, 2009. I was so surprised to see these birds hanging out with a group of Mallard Ducks in a small canal. The color reflections in the water are from Cypress Tree Needles turning a beautiful shade of gold. This […]

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Photographed at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge on November 19, 2009. Another beautiful day. There are still very few migrants. Whatbird: Large sandpiper with mottled gray-brown upperparts, white rump and lightly streaked and barred white underparts. Broad white stripes on black wings are visible in flight. Tail is white with dark brown tip. Legs are […]

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Sandhill Crane

Photographed at The Geneva Wilderness Area in Florida on November 13, 2009. Spotted 2 Adults and 1 Juvenile while driving to Merritt Island . They allowed me to approach close enough to get some decent photos of them. Whatbird’: A crane fossil approximately ten million years old was found in Nebraska and is structurally identical […]

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A big Thanks to Kevin Doxstater (@ natrlvisions) for the Willet ID. Photographed at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge on November 15, 2009. A beautiful day at MINWR. There are still very few Wintering  Birds.  The Refuge is closed tomorrow due to the Shuttle Launch. Click on Photo to Enlarge.

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Thanks Mikey for your help with the ID. In a few weeks these waters will be full of Wintering Birds. Click on Photos to Enlarge.

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From the archive. Photographed at the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge on January 24, 2009. Whatbird: Large ibis with pink body and white upper back and neck. Bill is long, gray, and spatulate. Sexes are similar. Juvenile is white with a hint of pink and has yellow bill.  Found on the coasts of Texas, Louisiana, […]

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Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Photographed in Minneola, Florida on November 08, 2009. This bird was photographed less than a mile from the Florida Scrub-Jay. Whatbird: Breeds from eastern Colorado and Nebraska south to Texas and western Louisiana. Spends winters south of U.S.-Mexico border; a few in southern Florida. Preferred habitats include open country along roadsides and on ranches with […]

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Florida Scrub-Jay

Photographed in Minneola, Florida on November 08, 2009. I took this photograph through the open window of my vehicle. The bird was about 12 feet away. My Mother had this same view and was amazed at this beautiful bird sitting on the fence post only a few feet away from her. The bird was not […]

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