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“C’mon Big D. Fly!!”

Big world out there!  One cormorant stands out among its fellow sea birds.   Advertisements

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Upon Closer Inspection

Happy miracle!  What began as part of an architectural series of photographs became a standalone wildlife image.  I didn’t realize what was before me until well after this day!  Original: Cropped – gulls from far left to far right:

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Yellow Belly

The last of the moth series- …a soft, fuzzy, underbelly… and then there’s that face…

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Creamsicle Pi

You know you’re losing it when it’s getting late and you’re playing mind games with the moth head.  Look again – there is no “e” in this Pi!  

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Royal Red

…several more images of the Royal Walnut Moth from various angles… part tarantula?  check out those mandibles-part “Predator”?  part “Mothman“?

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Chance Encounter #9 – Royal Walnut Moth

Once again, I walked Chance the Dog on the Greenway at Lake Brandt (just off the Palmetto trail), when something bright red and 2 feet off the ground caught my eye.  I must say this was one of the most astounding creatures … Continue reading

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A Wing-check and Cleanup

Finally, after much crawling around, I witness a wing-check by this contortionist. Fascinating, especially watching the beetle ensure the wings are safely tucked back in place. Always wash hands afterwards!

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Juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron

Some more images of the other heron at the local Bog Garden – can’t wait to watch and see the transition to the adult colors!

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A Young, Handsome Black-Crowned Night Heron

Back to the Bog Garden watching this forager…  Juvenile black night herons are mostly brown, with heavy striping and pale spots, but as they grow towards the adult, plumage colors become more solid.  Prey includes small fish, crabs, crayfish, snakes, amphibians, … Continue reading

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Red-Eyed Black Fly

A dead tree stump must be providing some tasty nutrients; can’t imagine any other reason for this insect being so relatively still for so long.

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