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Seashore Marsh at St. Mark’s National Wildlife Refuge

 

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I visited the Apalachee Bay section of the St. Mark’s National Wildlife Refuge on May 20, 2015.  I had a great time as we drove a few miles through marshlands to the coast.  I spotted a few shorebirds, a couple of Turkey Vultures, a White-tailed Deer, a huge Fiddler Crab nursery area in the mud, and a domestic pet goat that was feeding in the tall grass along the highway in front of the home where it belongs.  I sure enjoyed my all-to-brief visit!  Wishing you a happy and safe holiday today.  I am remembering the families and friends of lost service members in my thoughts and prayers.

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A Cedar Key Osprey

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I watched this Osprey (also known as a Sea Hawk) fly up to the top of an electric pole at Cedar Key, with a fish in its talons.  The Osprey then began to eat its meal.  While taking these pictures, I was standing in a parking lot pretty close to the pole where the bird was perched.

The Osprey was concentrating on eating and was not worried about the presence of people very much.  I took these pictures on November 15, 2014 at the marina area near the fire station, on Cedar Key, Florida.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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Critters & Scenery, Levy County, Florida

Levy County Road 327

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Lower Suwanee River Refuge

Lower Suwannee Refuge

Juvenile Southern Bald Eagle

Juvenile Bald Eagle

Here are more photographs of wildlife I took near Cedar Key, FL, the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge, and Levy County Road 326 (Eagle and Armadillo), on November 16, 2014.  I really enjoyed visiting both places tremendously!  By the way, the Armadillo was the first living Banded Armadillo I have ever seen.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Vultures

Vultures

Willet

Willet

Wood Stork

Wood Stork

 

Banded Armadillo

Banded Armadillo

Willet

Willet

Tri-colored Heron

Tri-colored Heron

Adventure at Cedar Key, FL

Brown Pelican

Brown Pelican

Great Egret

Great Egret

Marbled Godwitch

Marbled Godwit

My husband, son, and I went on a day trip to Cedar Key, FL on the Gulf of Mexico yesterday.  We saw a lot of wildlife!   Here are just a few of the birds I saw.  I will post more pictures in coming days.  Cedar Key is a tiny island very close to the mainland (you get to it via a short bridge).

The Cedar Key area is teaming with wildlife.  I saw a Bald Eagle, a pair of Osprey, two Wood Storks, several herons, egrets, and many other birds!  I took these pictures at or very close to Cedar Key (West of  Ocala) on November 16, 2014.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Herring Gull?

Herring Gull?

Shorebirds in flight

Shorebirds in flight

Osprey

Osprey

 

Cormorants

Cormorants

Belted Kingfisher

Belted Kingfisher

Female Boat-tailed Grackle

Female Boat-tailed Grackle

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