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I took a walk at one of my local parks after work this week to enjoy my last day of freedom before heading into self quarantine. I also wanted to play with my new lens that I got the day previously.

 

38) Black-bellied Whistling-duck - Dendrocygna autumnalis

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3-18-20

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R4) Killdeer - Charadrius vociferus Chain of Lakes 3-18-20

39) Limpkin - Aramus guarauna Chain of Lakes 3-18-20

R5) Anhinga - Anhinga Chain of Lakes 3-18-20   This Anhinga had a mouth full of fish, and I was entertained by the fact the fish was almost as large as the bird's body.  

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R2) Boat-tailed Grackle - Quiscalus major - Male

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3-18-20

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39) Limpkin - Aramus guarauna

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3-18-20

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R3) Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias

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3-18-20

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R4) Killdeer - Charadrius vociferus

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3-18-20

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40) Loggerhead Shrike - Lanius ludovicianus

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3-18-20

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41) Mottled Duck - Anas fulvigula

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3-18-20

 

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I am pretty sure they are Mottled ducks, unfortunately I couldn't get a good look at the blue wing patch.

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42) Mourning Dove - Zenaida macroura

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43) Savannah Sparrow - Passerculus sandwichensis

(New World Sparrow)

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3-18-20

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R5) Anhinga - Anhinga

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3-18-20

 

This Anhinga had a mouth full of fish, and I was entertained by the fact the fish was almost as large as the bird's body.

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R5) Tricolor Heron - Egretta tricolor

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3-18-20

 

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Dave Williams

Some lovely birds in your sightings, from what I'm told the wildlife in Florida isn't what it was just a few years ago but there are obviously some good birds about still.

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michael-ibk

Great sequence of the Anhinga!

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@Dave Williams I don't know about before, but it seems the song birds are much shier here in Florida than what I remember about Arizona. I'm hoping to set up a bird feeder or two to help so I can get my local birds.

 

@michael-ibk Thank you! I wondered a few times if he would end up having to give up the meal with all the trouble he was having.

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Now, I know we are all in our quarantined homes and are being encouraged to stay home as long as possible, but on Thursday I finished and submitted my midterm that was due for my college humanities course. So to celebrate the end of that stress I wanted to reward myself with a hike. It was shorter than I wanted it to be, but I'm excited to go back to Fox Lake Park as it was a really beautiful piece of land to explore.

 

44) Turkey Vulture - Cathartes aura

Fox Lake Park

3-27-2020

 

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Turkey vultures are the largest of the vultures that we get in North America. They are surprisingly efficient at their jobs, and do bully the smaller black vultures. I will also try to get a better photo than this at some point.

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45) Northern Cardinal (Male) - Cardinalis cardinalis

Fox Lake Park

3-27-2020

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Cardinals are probably the first birds most learn to identify. They are the state bird for many different states as well as team mascots for both American Football and Baseball. Cardinals are one of my favorite birds as well. I wish he was in better light as the red of his plumage is striking. /

 

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46) Red-bellied Woodpecker - Melanerpes carolinus

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Kitsafari

lovely additions and good to see the birds from  the USA.

 

what a mighty name for the Killdeer - i was expecting a large bird!

 

 

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On 3/29/2020 at 12:45 AM, Kitsafari said:

 

 

what a mighty name for the Killdeer - i was expecting a large bird!

 

 

 

@Kitsafari It's the call the bird makes. It's advocating for killing deer, not killing them itself. It delegates.

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Peter Connan

:lol::lol:

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Lyss

Hi guys hope all are semi back to normal I didn't do a ton of photography while life was on pause, but I did get a few days in within the last month. All of the areas are around the Titusville, FL area and were taken within the Month of May.

 

47) Brown Pelican -Pelcanus occidentalis20200514-_LYS4799.jpg.8b704a5680f33d1f684e1eafe8cd97fb.jpg

Juvenile taken 5/14 around Max Brewer Bridge in Titusville

 

I wanted to wait to post this bird until I got an adult to show how striking their coloring is around the head, and it only took two weeks, lol.

 

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Taken 5/22, Titusville, FL Adults are distinctive by the white head and they fly in a single file diagonal line.

I was out getting photographs of NASA and trying to get decent photos of pad 39 with the Dragon capsule on it.

 

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R6) Boat-tailed Grackle - Quiscalus major

5/14/2020; Max Brewer Bridge in Titusville, FL

I enjoy photographing these birds they are really generous with their space and allow you to get close as long as you stay respectful of them. I finally was able to capture some of the iridescence the males have. They are only found along the Gulf and Atlantic states and have really learned how to use humans for their own benefit.

 

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Male Boat-tailed Grackles are solid black unlike the Common grackles that have brown bodies and black heads.

 

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Females Boat-tailed Grackles have dark eyes and remind me of almost a cowbird in color.

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R7) Turkey Vulture - Cathartes aura

5/14/2020

Turkey vultures are the largest of the vultures in North America and are very big. We do not have condors in Florida so they rule the skies here.

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This photo is much better than the last I posted. You can see the red face that characterizes these birds.

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48) Royal Tern - Thalasseus maximus

5/26/20

Royal Terns visit the area quite frequently. I had to compare this bird to the Caspian as well, but the tail is that of a Royal and it was quite bald which lent me to believe it was a Royal. We do get the Caspian Tern as well but I believe they visit more during the winter. While Royal Terns seem to visit year round.

 

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Taken at a pedestrian pier in Titusville, FL while enjoying the evening and grabbing more shots of NASA.

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On 3/29/2020 at 5:45 AM, Kitsafari said:

what a mighty name for the Killdeer - i was expecting a large bird!

 

I thought the same - no way that wee thing can kill a deer unless the deer chokes on it :o

Looks like what we'd call a plover.

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