Black Crowned Night Heron

One spot I go to always has a male Yellow Crowned Night Heron hanging around and I have quite a few photos of that one bird, but lately there have been many Night Herons in the same location.  A couple of days ago there was even a Black Crowned Night Heron perched on a branch, watching me as I walked by.

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Early Morning walk at the Celery Fields

I arrived before sunrise.  There were a lot of fly-over birds going somewhere but not many on the ground.  At least, not many that were close to me.  I did get this shot of an Anhinga drying its wings.  For some reason the tail feathers look especially blue tinted.

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And here is a view of the one of the paths, just as the sun was coming up.  There are always a few Marsh Rabbits grazing on the grass before the heat gets too intense, and before the hawks are out.  On the other side of the fence is a small farm with cows in the fields.  The humidity was already up in the 70s.

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Back from Exile

I came back from my week in Georgia to find no damage, just a few trees down here and there.  I haven’t been out to the beach yet, though.  It may take a bit of time to get everything back to normal and start going out again with the cameras.

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Hurricane update

I’ll be staying in a hotel in Georgia until the 20th so updates may not happen often.

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Gator (and hurricane)

I’m heading North to Georgia in a couple of days to avoid the hurricane, which looks like it may hit Florida.   I’m booked into a hotel until next week so I’m not sure when the next post will be.

I found this guy right off of the boardwalk at the Celery Fields a few days ago.  I went to check on the place after the rain we had.   This alligator was maybe 3 feet long so it was still fairly young.

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