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After the rains let up yesterday, this wood stork was out fishing the shallow waters at Red Bug Slough. DSC_0195

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Warbler as hawk

This morning, another yellow-rumped warbler greeted me with her sweet warble and constant bursts of yellow-tinged movement.DSC_0185

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Amid tree swallows

Pedaling steadily along a sandy trail, I notice a blue-green flicker. Then another. I’m amid a flurry of streamlined, swift streaks of beryl iridescent and pure white.

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Black-throated green warbler at Red Bug Slough

This morning I followed the warblers, the black and white, the yellow-throated, and, a first first for me, the black-throated green!black throated green warbler2

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Fishing spot

About ten minutes after I left the GoPro, this tricolored heron landed in its usual fishing spot. The heron had a good New Year’s Day morning fishing.

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Wrens singing away

A pair of Carolina wrens were singing away this morning. DSC_0009

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Cooper’s hawk family sharing dinner

This adult Cooper’s hawk had caught some prey had a few bites and brought it for two youngsters. Here the adult is perched close by as the immatures had dinner. DSC_0145

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Northern parula perched high up

I hear the soft song no louder than a cricket, and I look up at the oak-canopy silhouette of the small warbler. The warbler, a northern parula, moves to a sunnier branch high up. I stop to study him, but he’s off—resuming his song as he lands down on the other side of the creek. northern parula male1

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The graceful birds of prey

It made my morning when I looked up between the pines and saw this swallow-tailed kite soaring! DSC_0025But then when I got to a clearing, and a clearer look above, I saw there wasn’t just one of these graceful birds of prey . . .

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A glimpse of cinnamon

This Carolina wren was hidden from sight as it foraged through the shaded understory of a half-uprooted water oak. I followed the wren’s song though, finally catching a glimpse of the eyebrow stripe and cinnamon tail. wren

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