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2014-12-31T15:16:35ZSlow Year For Nature Photography
Been busy working long days for several months so I haven't done much in nature photography. Still taking a lot of pictures when I can, but more around the house and with friends. I hope to do more nature photography in 2015.
Had to cut down a backyard tree today. It was getting more and more dead branches. The birds loved the tree and I had a few feeders hanging from the limbs over the years. Two big trees remain so they still have a place to go.
I went through all my observations this morning and removed all Flickr photo links. Still had a couple remaining. I updated my Flickr photos from time to time which breaks the links. Mostly changing keywords or captions. Everything moved to Picasa now.
Decided to put on my new lens and see what I could find in the backyard. Saw a bird moving around in one of the trees and zoomed in to see a woodpecker. Never know what you are going to find!
Just went through all my pictures from 2008 and I only had 2 pictures of wildlife (birds) and they were junk. I don't know what was going on in 2008 that I didn't take any wildlife pics or even flowers! Well, there are the Koi pics from a pond, but that hardly qualifies. I must have been focused on my Kruger Park trip and searching out a better camera.
2014-02-22T01:52:52ZNew Camera Lens
Bought the E 55-210mm lens for my Sony NEX-6 today.
2014-02-02T03:32:57ZWinter pics of Muted Swans
Spent an hour at the lake late this afternoon getting several pictures of the resident swans.
2014-01-19T03:07:24ZNew Birdfeeder Pictures
Took a few more pictures of birds today with my NEX-6. Just got done reloading all the feeders tonight and added some water to the heated birdbath. Watch the action again tomorrow!
2014-01-07T00:32:49Z-4 Degrees F
Put out peanuts tonight for the Jay's and Squirrels. First come first served tomorrow. Finch feeders fully loaded! Just need to get through the next 24 hours!
I got a little tired of seeing "picture not available" here on iNaturalist from my Flickr pictures so I switched them to Picasa. No clue why it does that, but from now on I am putting all my iNaturalist pics on Picasa.
Ibises all have long, down-curved bills, and usually feed as a group, probing mud for food items, usually crustaceans.
The common grackle forages on the ground, in shallow water or in shrubs; it will steal food from other birds. It is omnivorous, eating insects, minnows, frogs, eggs, berries, seeds, grain and even small birds and mice.
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Enclaves pond in the evening, RiverTown, St Johns, Florida
2018-10-06T16:27:07ZBlack-and-yellow Mud Dauber Wasp
The black and yellow mud daubers are solitary insects that build nests out of mud.
Finally I was able to get some pictures of this great looking bird with my 70-300mm lens.
St Johns, Florida
RiverTown, St Johns, Florida
Skukuza , Kruger National Park
The Common Gracel is found in large numbers through much of North America. RiverTown, St Johns, Florida
It is found on all continents except Antarctica. Picture taken from Riverfront Park, RiverTown, St Johns, Florida.
Part of the darter family the Anhinga hunts by spearing fishes and other small prey using its sharp, slender beak.
The monarch is one of the most abundant and widely recognized butterflies in the world. Taken in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida - 7/5/2018
2018-07-06T00:55:42ZEastern Tiger Swallowtail
Riverfront Park, RiverTown, St Johns, Florida