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  1. 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...
  2. Ruddy Turnstone

    Ruddy Turnstone

  3. 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.
  4. 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...
  5. Out kayaking and manatees came up to my boat

    Out kayaking and manatees came up to my boat

    It is such a treat to see dolphins and manatees when kayaking on the Gulf of Mexico. After the baby manatee was literally rocking my boat, I put all my gear in my dry bag. I did get my phone out for a quick video though. If you are wondering why I have a fishing hook and float on my yak... I...
  6. 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...
  7. Concentration

    Concentration

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

    Snowy egret - the sneak

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

    Shake your bootie

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

    Osprey with a History 6

    Bandit eating a nice fish lunch showing the eye nictitating membrane.
  11. 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.
  12. 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...
  13. Osprey with a History 3

    Osprey with a History 3

    See next osprey photo
  14. Osprey with a History 2

    Osprey with a History 2

    I've known Bandit for four years now. It is used to my whistles and voice. I used to live/kayak a few miles north - hadn't seen her for two years. She flew over yesterday, I called, she landed and preened and preened. It was magical. I know her by the two dots in the iris of her left eye. BTW -...
  15. Osprey with a History

    Osprey with a History

    I've known Bandit for four years now. It is used to my whistles and voice. I used to live/kayak a few miles north - hadn't seen her for two years. She flew over yesterday, I called, she landed and preened and preened. It was magical. I know her by the two dots in the iris of her left eye. BTW -...
  16. Little Blue detail

    Little Blue detail

    This one is more about the claw and the beak of a little blue who let me closely watch its preening.
  17. Juvenile Little Blue with feather definition

    Juvenile Little Blue with feather definition

    So often very white or very black birds look like blobs of color. I liked this one because I got some contrast.
  18. Little Blue Heron takes a Bow

    Little Blue Heron takes a Bow

    I loved that it showed me its flight feathers.
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    8636BC0D-0FD2-48A0-97FA-948610A907CC.jpeg

    Brown Pelican diving to go get some dinner before the sun sets.
  20. Least Tern

    Least Tern

    A Least Tern on the beach either looking for a nest, a mate, or both.
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    Gulf Coast USA roadtrip birding hot spots?

    Hello fellow bird lovers! I'm planning a road trip from Kansas City to the Florida Keys in early June. Hoping to hit the coast near New Orleans and take the coastal route the whole way. We’ll rent a car from home and fly back to KC from Miami, giving us a pretty solid two weeks. I’m looking...
  22. Blue-eye with a "Twinkle"

    Blue-eye with a "Twinkle"

    A juvenile white ibis who allowed me a close-up.
  23. Two Great Blue Herons

    Two Great Blue Herons

    These were taken within a few minutes of each other... the same day, same side of the canal, but NOT the same birds!
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