Category Archives: Wildlife

Manatee Love

A few days ago I noticed a commotion in the creek out back which I’ve come to recognize as a manatee visit. I got Jim and we went out back to take a look. We could tell that it was … Continue reading

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Manatee Sighting

I was beside myself today – we saw a group of manatees swimming in the creek behind our house! We had seen one briefly yesterday, but it was at a distance and when I returned from getting my camera, it … Continue reading

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A Case of Mistaken Bird-entity

I’ve been watching a bird who hangs out across the creek at a little gap where the water flows through. I had been assuming it was a yellow-crowned night heron like the bird I saw in our back yard last … Continue reading

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Another Back Yard Critter

We had a new visitor yesterday in the back yard. He’s a wood stork, and is probably down in this area for the winter. He has a long, decurved beak and a very interesting, scruffy-looking head – it reminds me … Continue reading

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Christmas Day Visitor

We had a back yard visitor on Christmas Day…as usual, I had to run get my camera and telephoto lens to get a shot. This particular critter is called an anhinga. If you’ve ever seen this bird swimming, you know … Continue reading

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Roseate Spoonbill

I know it’s been forever since I last posted – much has been happening, which is why I haven’t written in a while, and I will try to post a detailed update soon. For now I wanted to share a … Continue reading

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And the Mystery Bird Is…

A Yellow-crowned Night Heron…hubby found the Florida bird guide and we ID’ed the bird visitor from a couple of days ago. It was the first time one of these birds has looked exactly like his picture in the book: There’s … Continue reading

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