Cardinal in a Scrub Oak

Male Cardinal at Leon M. Weekes Preserve

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Exploring Virginia Key’s Hammock

This Cardinal stood out against the tropical hammock’s green leaves.

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Male Kestrel fanning feathers before flight (Video)

This male Kestrel was perched high in a snag pine. I was able to zoom in for this video (taken on the point-and-shoot camera) of him fanning his colorful feathers before flying off.

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Red-Bellied Woodpecker with food

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It’s Spring!

If you’re hearing a mockingbird calling all day–and even through the night–chirping, sqeaking, and chacking, that’s because it’s spring.

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Biscayne National Park

White Heron

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Osprey Flyby

This magnificent Osprey flew by.

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Under the Clouds

MOV01609The Kestrel lifted from a telephone pole on the edge of the park and flew straight across these dry scrub Pinelands.

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Oceanside Morning Glory

This deep bluish-purple Oceanside Morning Glory is one of the most visible wildflowers in Virginia Key’s restored Tropical Hardwood Hammock preserve.

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Virginia Key Tropical Hardwood Hammock

I kept hearing several of the elusive Gray Catbirds at Virginia Key’s Tropical Hammock preserve, and finally stumbled upon this guy on one of the trails.

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