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No Fences!

These pictures were taken with my little panasonic camera while running with Winston.  Not the best quality, but what a morning full of wildlife.  I felt like I was in a zoo without fences!  

American Alligator 

( careful golfers don’t reach in the water for a stray golf ball)

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I really wish I had a better camera for this photo…I felt lucky just two see a pair of eagles together.  Winston has a story about how we came upon this treasure.





An Osprey Voyeur

It is so much fun to watch Osprey go about their daily life, but don’t be fooled they are watching us too!

Ospreys are packrats who build their nests high, and jam the nets walls with everything from boat line to Easter tinsel to plastic bags.   Like the birds themselves, the nests are big and conspicuous, and at the nest the birds go about their behavior in a fairly obvious, even-paced manner, as if winking and making sure I got it all on camera.






Osprey with Attitude

These pictures were taken 5 minutes before I saw the bobcat yesterday!  Ospreys will always have a special place in my heart. The sound of Osprey calling, singing, and talking to their young filled the air with song on our wedding day!  It was if they were singing especially for the occasion.  They haven’t nested in that tree near our house since.





Love is in the Air

Love is in the Air!  This morning Winston, my dog, and I were out for our morning run and the first love couple we happened upon were a pair of osprey in a new nest.  It will be fun to watch this pair!  It’s close to the road, next time, I will take my “real” camera.


Osprey hunt fish by hovering over water and then diving feet first to capture prey in their powerful talons.


What is right in front of us is magical!  Osprey mate for life.

Eurasian Collard-Dove 

“Love Doves”

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Morning Hugs – These two mate for life.

Eurasian Collard-Dove

Once a pair has formed, the male(right) will show his partner potential nest sites, usually in tall trees.  In between these “site visits”, the pair vigorously preen each other.  (Hugging included)

Eurasian Collard-Dove

Eurasian Collard-Dove