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Snowy End

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Snowy scenery on the last day of February.

Nesting Season Begins!

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I found these female House Sparrows collecting nesting materials today!



Little Blue Heron

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Hummingbird Migration has begun!

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The first reports of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds reaching land after crossing the Gulf of Mexico are coming in from Alabama, Louisiana and Florida!

Spring is coming!!!

Click on the highlighted links to reach the hummingbirds.net migration website.


Snow Goose

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Piping Plover

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I took this photo of a Piping Plover in winter plumage near Fort Jefferson on the island of Garden Key in the Dry Tortugas of Florida.  From the Cornell Lab website:  "A small pale shore bird of open sandy beaches and alkali flats, the Piping Plover is found along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, as well as inland in the northern Great Plains.  Because of disturbance by people, all populations are considered endangered or threatened."

Common Myna

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Scenes from the Florida Everglades

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Black-crowned Night Heron

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Glossy Ibis

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Anhinga and Nest with Little Ones

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Green Heron

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Purple Gallinule

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Snowy Egret

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White Pelicans

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Tricolored Heron

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American Alligator

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Little Blue Heron

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Roseate Spoonbill

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Wood Stork

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Royal Tern

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Good Morning, Morning Glory!

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Black & White Warbler

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Prairie Warbler

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Loggerhead Shrike

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Common Moorhen

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Eurasian Collared-Dove

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Gray Catbird

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Magnificent Frigatebirds

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Below photo shows a juvenile which is recognized by the white head.

Juvenile White Ibis

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Great Blue Heron

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Below is a white morph of the Great Blue Heron also called the Great White Heron

Common Ground Dove

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A very petite little beauty about the size of a sparrow!

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

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Black Skimmer

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Whimbrel

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Brown Noddy

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Sooty Terns

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Breeding season for the Sooty Terns has just begun in the islands of the Dry Tortugas in Florida.