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January 7, 2018

To Westminster Woods today to see Gram.  It was too cool and windy for Gram to go outside, but I went out by the lake.

White Ibis


Mallards (male)

Mallards (male)


What the male Mallards were vying for:


January 6, 2018

This afternoon a large mixed flock of Eastern Bluebirds, Yellow-rumped Warblers, House Finches, and Pine Warblers moved through our neighborhood.

In the meantime, this Eastern Phoebe was patrolling the ground near my neighbor’s grapefruit tree and East Palatka Holly:

Eastern Phoebe

And in the woods behind our house I caught sight of Ruby-crowned Kinglet:

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

But not everything up in a tree is a bird:

August 4, 2017

Male Ruby-throated Hummingbird in our Back Yard

Female Ruby-throated Hummingbird in our Back Yard

Female Ruby-throated Hummingbird Alighting on Nectar Feeder

Also in the back yard there’s been a collection of Carolina Wrens–two adults and one juvenile–that has been hitting the mixed-nut cylinder feeder.   Later in the afternoon on this overcast day I went to Nathan Krestul Park.  Before the occasional raindrop became soft rain, I spotted these two butterflies:

Gulf Fritillary at Nathan Krestul Park

White Peacock Butterfly (identification by Gary Whiting, UF/IFAS Florida Master Naturalist–thanks, Gary!)

July 31, 2017

Breezes and a brilliant blue sky made today beautiful, yet mild.  At Nathan Krestul Park in the early evening, the birds were finding plenty to eat.

Little Blue Heron

Red-winged Blackbird (female)

Red-winged Blackbird (female)

Osprey (took a dive, but came up empty-taloned)

Little Blue Heron and Mallard (one of five females present that day)