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Best of Eight Years of this Blog

Wood Stork (The Villages, FL)

Happy New Year!  Wildlife watching has been a pleasure the past eight years!  I am celebrating an amazing eight years of writing and sharing my photography on this blog.  Thank you to my loyal and new readers.  The purpose of this blog has always been to share the magnificent wildlife around us via the pictures and descriptions I give here.

I so appreciate everyone who participates via the comments section and occasionally gives me photography pointers or help identifying a particular bird.  You have been with me from Crossville, TN (and Fairfield Glade) to Ocala, Florida and now to The Villages, Florida.

A happy eight years of birding and enjoying the views of nature and occasionally other kinds of animals!  So again, Happy New Year and happy wildlife watching, wherever you may be!  As ever, please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the photo.  These are a few of my favorite pictures over the last eight years!

Green Heron (Fairfield Glade, TN on Lake St. George)

Grizzly Bear (Yellowstone National Park)

Black-bellied Whistling Ducks (Tuscawilla Park in Ocala, FL)

 

 

Osprey (at the Dora Canal in FL)

Golden Marmot (Yellowstone National Park)

White Pelicans (Tuscawilla Park in Ocala, FL)

 

 

Canada Geese (at the little farm in Crossville, TN)

Roseate Spoonbill Birds (Sanibel Island, FL)

White-tailed Deer (at the little farm in Crossville, TN)

Pronghorns at Custer State Park, South Dakota

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These Pronghorns were spotted in the gorgeous Custer State Park, a South Dakota state park near Custer, S. Dakota.  We drove along the “Wildlife Loop Road” in the large park.  These deer or elk-like herd animals are not antelope as many people have referred to them as.  There were several small groups of the handsome large Pronghorn roaming free (this is not a zoo), along the road and off in the distance.  These are grazing animals that eat grass and grains.  The males have a distinctive set of “Pronged” horns , which in my mind, resemble a cross between antlers and horns.

I took these pictures on June 11, 2014 in the park.  I also later saw several Pronghorn in Yellowstone National Park the next week.  There additionally were many sightings along the highways in South Dakota and in Wyoming.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  By the way, in the next few blog series, I will be highlighting various wildlife seen while I was out West in South Dakota and Wyoming.  I hope you will enjoy seeing the photographs I took.

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