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  1. Osprey with the prize

    Osprey with the prize

    An Osprey caught what it was look for
  2. Fandango739

    SW Florida USA - ducks

    Seen on an inland lake. 1 & 2) Scaup, Lesser or Greater? 3, 4 & 5) Redheads? Many thanks!
  3. Fandango739

    Osprey subspecies?

    I saw this lovely pair in the Everglades National Park. The bird to the left seems an obvious "American Osprey", carolinensis. The bird on the right seems quite pale, however. Is it a possible ridgwayi? Thanks!
  4. Fandango739

    SW Florida USA - possible Tropical Kingbird?

    Seen today in Cape Coral. All the same bird. Many thanks for the thoughts!
  5. Florida Scrub Jay with a Florida sized Acorn

    Florida Scrub Jay with a Florida sized Acorn

    Florida has one bird that is endemic to the state, the Florida Scrub Jay. Sadly, their numbers are in decline. It is the only species of bird endemic to the U.S. state of Florida and one of only 15 species endemic to the continental United States. Because of this, it is keenly sought by birders...
  6. Osprey with lunch

    Osprey with lunch

    Sometimes called the Sea Eagle, the Osprey dives for food using it's talons to secure their prey underwater. Many epic battles have been filmed showing their tenacity.
  7. Palm Warbler

    Palm Warbler

    Palm Warblers are all over South Florida this time of year.
  8. Incoming Roseate Spoonbill

    Incoming Roseate Spoonbill

    Central Florida Roseate Spoonbills winter in Central Florida, and they are arriving, slowly but surely.
  9. Green Heron

    Green Heron

    Found this where the water was runnning. They are always at or near the waters edge in the marsh.
  10. Osprey with a History 8

    Osprey with a History 8

    Today I got a spectacular fly-by - circles and circles right at my balcony height today. I thought it might be Bandit, but it isn't. It is smaller, overall lighter in color and almost completely white-chested. I went through pictures from this time last year and believe it is a male and is...
  11. Ruddy Turnstone

    Ruddy Turnstone

  12. Ruddy Turnstone with a splash

    Ruddy Turnstone with a splash

    I used to hike to waterfalls - a lot. So this one was fun to get a lifer bird with a frozen splash.
  13. Fandango739

    SW Florida (USA) - Terns, confirmation?

    Seen today at Bowditch Point, Fort Myers Beach. Migratory birds are showing up, despite sweltering conditions. 1) Forster's? Almost adult? 2) Both Commons? (Minus the Sandwich in the background.)
  14. Osprey with a History 7

    Osprey with a History 7

    This isn't the first time Bandit has done fish-catch flybys. Maybe I'm nuts, but I think she likes to show off to me. I'm happy to see her eating well after Hurricane Idilia. She looked a bit worse for wear last time I saw her (Osprey with a History 6). I'm moving from this place by the Gulf to...
  15. Osprey with a History 6

    Osprey with a History 6

    Bandit (whom I identify by the two dark spots in her left iris) is still here after Hurricane Idalia created a storm surge that put the area under four feet of water. I've been seeing/hearing two osprey but didn't get out in my kayak until today. Bandit called and when I didn't see her and went...
  16. Fandango739

    SW Florida USA - hawk-type

    Seen this morning at the Estero Bay Preserve. As a note, the area is still very soupy from the latest hurricane. Many thanks for any help!
  17. Does my butt look big? spoonbill

    Does my butt look big? spoonbill

    Roseate Spoonbill roost in a deliciously hidden spot that is a 5 mile round trip kayak trip.
  18. Bald with hairy eared old man Spoonbill

    Bald with hairy eared old man Spoonbill

    Roseate Spoonbill roost in a deliciously hidden spot that is a 5 mile round trip kayak trip.
  19. Roseate Spoonbill (conductor of the mangrove orchestra)

    Roseate Spoonbill (conductor of the mangrove orchestra)

    Roseate Spoonbill roost in a deliciously hidden spot that is a 5 mile round trip kayak trip.
  20. Concentration

    Concentration

    Snowy egret on the hunt
  21. Snowy egret - the sneak

    Snowy egret - the sneak

    Snowy egret placing its yellow foot just so.
  22. Shake your bootie

    Shake your bootie

    Breeding adult snowy egret preening.
  23. Osprey with a History 6

    Osprey with a History 6

    Bandit eating a nice fish lunch showing the eye nictitating membrane.
  24. Osprey with a History 5

    Osprey with a History 5

    Today she ate a fish on the lagoon's bridge. This is her wiping her face afterward.
  25. Osprey with a History 4

    Osprey with a History 4

    Some of you now know a bit about Bandit. For the last week we've been hanging out a good deal. This is one more picture from the first three I posted on here since I hadn't seen her for two years. What I believe is cool about this picture is it shows her trust in me. I was 10 feet away from her...
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