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A Carolina Wren

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This Carolina Wren was fascinated with my neighbor’s porch and the America Flag on a short pole.  As you can see, the bird makes an attractive living pole ornament!  This bird was loudly calling and flitting around my front yard trees and quickly moved to the neighbor’s porch.  Carolina Wrens, like their cousins, the House Wrens, do like porches and potted plants.  I took these pictures on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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Wordless Wednesday: Crows

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These Common Crows are residents of my neighborhood.   I took these pictures on Sept. 15, 2014 in my yard.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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Sand Hill Cranes

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I spotted these Sand Hill Cranes feeding in a field next to a farm pond on N. Highway 41, a few miles North of Dunnellon, Florida.  This group of cranes was a small flock of about six birds.

In Florida, many Sand Hill Cranes are migratory visitors during the Winter, but there are a few resident flocks in this state.  Sand Hill Cranes mostly eat grains. These birds are often seen in grassy fields.  I took these pictures on September 14, 2014 from inside the cab of our pick-up truck as we were briefly stopped on the side of the road.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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Reflections

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Sometimes reflections in a photo are interesting.  I took these pictures on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 here in my development.  These are the same Great Egret and juvenile American White Ibis that I shared about in Wednesday’s post,  but these are new photographs.  I just enjoy the look of the reflection of the large birds on the pond’s surface.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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Here are some Ibises and Egrets spotted here several weeks back.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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Edit:  I have taken some pictures this morning so here are the latest.  Snowy Egret, Great Egret and juvenile White Ibis at one of the rainfall retention ponds here.  Enjoy this update below!DSC_4386DSC_4383

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Grey Squirrels Working

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These Grey Squirrels were seen along my street working at finding acorns and other food.  That is a major part of the squirrel’s day. The Live Oaks are dropping acorns now and that is making life easier for these cuties.

There are a pair of Grey Squirrels living in the two Oaks in my front yard so I get to watch their antics from my living room window.  There also must be a sufficient amount of natural food as I have never seen a squirrel on the feeder that my next door neighbor has on his back patio.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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Crows Along the Street

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Common Crows have been around here on my street in the last couple of weeks bravely battling the resident Red-shouldered Hawk and even chasing off a small bunch of  raucous Eastern Blue Jays.  The Crows are pretty common (pun intended) in this development and in the Ocala, FL area.

Crows are part of nature’s clean-up squad and also enjoy the bounty of the Live Oak Trees here.  There are Acorns, insects,  and many other types of food around on this street for these bird to dine on.  These medium-sized birds are noisy, pleasant and smart.  I took these pictures here last Sunday.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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