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Friday, April 18, 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Hawk-ing ............

Red - shouldered  Hawk
Lochloosa ,  Florida
  April  2014

...
this  guy  was  not  camera shy..
at  times  I  was  within  two  feet 
 and  he  just  ignored  me......
either  that  or  I  am  getting  better
at  stealth  mode.....



Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

birds in the 'hood ... April 2014

Northern  Cardinal .. male

Northern  Cardinal ..  female

Brown - headed  Cowbird .. male

Brown- headed Cowbird ..  female

Ruby - throated  Hummingbird ..  female

Monday, April 14, 2014

monday blue .... reflecting

Tri-colored  Heron   &   Juvenile  Ibis
reflections  on  flooded  trail
 April  2014

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Saturday, April 12, 2014

road blocks ....

La Chua Trail
April 2014
..
conditions  on  the  trail  have  shortened  my 
  3  mile  ( roundtrip  ) walk.

some  visitors  have  waded  across
 the  flooded  trail...
but  not me .!!
...
Sweetwater  trail  ( just  off the  main walk at La Chua )
seemed  like  an  alternative...
water  level  there is much lower  and  steeper banks
along  the side  of the trail ..
but..
a different type of  block 

enjoying  the  morning  sun
and..
back at the gateway to the main trail
another  obstacle....

finally .....
just   before  the  boardwalk...

a  young  gator..
perhaps searching  for  his  mom ....
I certainly looked  for  her...
they are  very  protective  of their  young.