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Florida: 'Ding' Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island near Ft. Myers, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge near Cape Canaveral, and other sights around Florida, 2002-2004. Also see Grapefruit League baseball. Click on any image to load larger image and start slide show.
An egret scratching like a big dog. Dec. 21, 2002. Ibis. Dec. 21, 2002. Two ibises, or ibi, or whatever. Dec. 21, 2002. Anhinga. Dec. 21, 2002. Yellow-crowned night heron, ´Ding´ Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Florida. Dec. 22, 2002.
Yellow-crowned night heron, ´Ding´ Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Florida, 2002.  Scanned from film. Yellow-crowned night heron, ´Ding´ Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Florida.  Dec. 22, 2002. An ibis forages as a snowy egret follows. Dec. 22, 2002. An ibis wanders past a great egret. Dec. 22, 2002. Egret. Dec. 22, 2002.
A Brown Pelican sails past. Dec. 22, 2002. A White Pelican flies along. Dec. 22, 2002. There are not just big birds on the refuge. Dec. 22, 2002. A butterfly in the swamp. Dec. 23, 2002. Turkey Vulture. Dec. 23, 2002.
An ibis notices that his pals have a better perch higher up. Dec. 23, 2002. A manatee lets out a big snort. Dec. 24, 2002. The Manatee Park also has a butterfly garden. Dec. 24, 2002. A little lizard called a Green Anole walks the boardwalk in Grassy Waters Preserve, West Palm Beach. Dec. 24, 2002. Green Anole, West Palm Beach. Dec. 26, 2002.
A flock of Black Vultures hang out near Lake Okeechobee. Dec. 24, 2002. Another kind of ibis, the Glossy Ibis. Dec. 25, 2002. Tricolored Heron. Dec. 25, 2002. Coots skitter to keep up with the rest of the flock. Dec. 25, 2002. Today´s butterfly, a Common Buckeye. Dec. 25, 2002.
Today´s vulture. Dec. 25, 2002. Roseate Spoonbill. Dec. 26, 2002. A spoonbill looks for a place to land. Dec. 26, 2002. Wood Stork. Dec. 26, 2002. Wood Stork. Dec. 26, 2002.
Heron wades through the mud. Dec. 26, 2002. Ibis in flight. Dec. 26, 2002. Egret. Dec. 26, 2002. Pelicans dive bombing for food. Dec. 26, 2002. Spoonbill landing. Dec. 26, 2002.
An osprey on Merritt Island. Dec. 26, 2002. An osprey with a fish on Pine Island. Dec. 26, 2002. A Great Egret takes off. Dec. 26, 2002. Armadillo on Pine Island. Dec. 26, 2002. Spoonbill. Dec. 27, 2002.
Glossy Ibis in flight. Dec. 27, 2002. A pair of Blue-Winged Teal get flushed. Dec. 27, 2002. Great Egret. Dec. 27, 2002. Red-Bellied Woodpecker finds something to eat. Dec. 28, 2002. Red-Shouldered Hawk camps out on a power line. Dec. 28, 2002.
Red-shouldered Hawk, Florida. Dec. 28, 2002. I think this is either a Black-Bellied Plover or a Sanderling. Dec. 28, 2002. A Greater Yellowlegs. Dec. 28, 2002. Yellowlegs makes a stab at something. Dec. 28, 2002. Killdeer, another type of plover. Dec. 28, 2002.
A heron knifes through the water to snare a fish. Dec. 28, 2002. A big stork gets a little fish. Dec. 28, 2002. Stork flips his meal up in the air to swallow it. Dec. 28, 2002. Ibis in flight. Dec. 28, 2002. Egret in flight, scanned from film.
Butterfly. Bee. Sun sets over the observation tower at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, March 2003. Another butterfly Fort Matanzas is a little fort built by the Spanish 1740-42 south of St. Augustine.
Castillo de San Marcos is a big fort built 1672-95 in the heart of St. Augustine. Castillo de San Marcos, St. Augustine. An egret takes a break from sitting on the eggs to turn the eggs and rearrange twigs. St. Augustine, March 2003 An egret pair does their American Gothic pose. Cocooning.
Sitting. An egret takes a short flight to gather more twigs for the nest.  St. Augustine, March 2003. Where do baby egrets come from? St. Augustine, March 2003 An egret stretches and shows off breeding plumage. St. Augustine, March 2003. Lots of gators. St. Augustine, March 2003
Pals. St. Augustine, March 2003 Emu looking for a handout. St. Augustine, March 2003 Turtles. St. Augustine, March 2003 Lots of pelicans in Cedar Key. Cedar Key waterfront.
Hundreds of Ghost Crabs skitter around, Lower Suwannee NWR. Ghost crabs. Captive bald eagle, Florida 2003. Sandhill crane in Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Manatee in Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park.
Turtles everywhere. March 2003. Not a good view of a bald eagle, but about as close as I got in Florida, March 2003. Butterfly house at Sanibel-Capita, Florida 2003. Woodpecker, Florida 2003. Egret, ´Ding´ Darling NWR. Florida 2004. Scanned from film.
Skimmers, they look like Hekyll and Jekyll, Capitiva Island. Florida 2004. Scanned from film. Tree crabs, ´Ding´ Darling NWR.  Florida 2004.

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