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Wood Storks

Wood Storks

Wood storks are the bird only a mother could love. Spending a some time with them, they definitely grow on you.

 


Fort De Soto Getaway

Fort De Soto Getaway

Fort De Soto is a large nature park located South of Saint Petersburg, FL. It’s mostly about its beautiful beaches. On cool windy days, the beachgoers were few so we had the area to ourselves. 
We hung around mostly near a 1,000 foot long fishing pier. The birds were all well fed.

Roseate Spoonbills

Roseate Spoonbills

A beautiful pink wash in the distance becomes an unlikely creature of flamboyant colors and distinct personalities up close. 

 


The lion punk bird of the Florida mangroves

The lion punk bird of the Florida mangroves

The Reddish Egret is an iconic resident of the Florida Mangroves. His feeding dance can entertain humans for hours, even as the birds satisfy their appetite.

 


Venice Rookery. Life stories.

Venice Rookery. Life stories.

As Costa Rica has wisely shut the country to foreigners because of Covid, we have decided to revisit some of our old favorite spots close to home. 

Anhingas and Common Gallinules seem to have nothing is common until we take a closer look. 

Anhingas, sometimes known as snake birds because of their habit of swimming with just their very long necks and heads sticking out of the water, are large water birds that spear fish with their long, sharp beaks. They accomplish this feat by diving extremely fast into the water after their unsuspecting prey. In order to facilitate this...