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Old 01-06-2019, 06:18 PM   #21 (permalink)
 
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The Wood Storks were building nests too, and the males were collecting sticks from nearby trees:



Flying back to the nesting area:



And fighting over who got to keep them:

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Old 01-06-2019, 06:43 PM   #22 (permalink)
 
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Now, you may not believe me, but waterfowl activity was actually way down from previous years. There are not nearly as many birds, and the ones present were not flying as much. Therefore, I sometimes occupied myself by trying to take pictures of some small perching birds, such as the Palm Warbler below.





The bird was tiny (only about 4" long) and constantly on the move - jumping or flitting from branch to branch. Tracking it through a super-telephoto lens and trying to maintain focus was quite a challenge.
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Some great shots there, Sylvanite! (Of course I expect no less from what I’ve seen on the pen photography threads!) I started beekeepojg about 3 years ago, so I really like the bee shots!
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Default Gnatcatcher

This Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher was even smaller and quicker.





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Default Critters

There were other animals present too, including a napping rabbit:



a raccoon foraging for berries in the top of a cabbage palm:



and (of course) alligators:



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To wrap things up, here's a Swamp Lily.



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Your photography skills have always impressed me. Your artistry is even more impressive. Thanks for letting us look.
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AMAZING!! Great pics!
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THANK-YOU, Eric!!
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Many outstanding shots Eric . I look forward every January to seeing your work . Thank you !
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