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Sunrise from the Drone

The sun rises are often stunning in our area. There are trees between us and the marsh, so we have to walk to the edge of the marsh to get unobstructed sun rise pictures. It means making that short walk in the dark. We… Continue Reading “Sunrise from the Drone”

Being a Seattle Tourist

Today I took advantage of staying in Seattle and did local tourist stuff. I got a ticket to the Seattle Aquarium for when they opened and I was the first in line. They now have timed tickets. The last time I was at the… Continue Reading “Being a Seattle Tourist”

Port Townsend

Last Monday, Regis and I had a 6:40 a.m. flight out of Jacksonville to Denver and then on to Seattle. The flight was delayed until 2:34 p.m. The airline gave us $20 in food vouchers and we took advantage of it to get a… Continue Reading “Port Townsend”

Blue Land Crab

Regis and I went to the Palencia boardwalk to take some marsh vegetation pictures for a research project for the Guana-Tolomato-Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTM). When we returned to our street, we found this blue land crab (Cardisoma guanhum) running along the street… Continue Reading “Blue Land Crab”

Regis Got a Blue Ribbon

Regis won a blue ribbon in the Florida Camera Club Council 2021 2nd Triannual Print for the above photo. I love the shot. I think momma has her eyes closed praying for strength to handle all those young ones.

NANPA Bioblitz

The North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) has a bioblitz underway from June 4 to June 15. A bioblitz is an identification of all the lifeforms you see in a certain period of time. All the bioblitzes in which I have participated required a… Continue Reading “NANPA Bioblitz”

Bluebirds, Grackles, and the RV

I released the older bluebirds the other day and they spent the last two nights with us. They come back regularly to be fed. About mid-day today, they stopped coming back as often and when they did, they would not come close. They would… Continue Reading “Bluebirds, Grackles, and the RV”

Bird Release

Today I released the four older bluebirds and the two grackles. It took a while for the bluebirds to leave the cage, but once they did they all left. I sat in the backyard a few times during the day and saw at least… Continue Reading “Bird Release”

Hanging by a Thread

Around the beginning of the year, we took in a rescue adult red-bellied woodpecker who had gotten himself into trouble. He was found with a sticky substance all over him and cleaning him required the removal of many of his feathers. In particular, he… Continue Reading “Hanging by a Thread”

Mosquitos at Sunrise

Regis and I went to the Palencia boardwalk at the Palencia salt marsh yesterday morning to capture sunrise pictures. The mosquitos were out in full force. Regis sprayed his Off all over himself and I sprayed Skin so Soft all over me. It kept… Continue Reading “Mosquitos at Sunrise”