Saturday, February 27, 2021
Friday, February 26, 2021
A juvenile brown pelican showed up in my community's lake. Along with its reflection.
(Shared in Weekend Reflections.)
Even though we are close to the Gulf of Mexico, we don't often see them here.
They have a strong preference for the coast and rarely visit inland lakes.
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Monday, February 22, 2021
Sunday, February 21, 2021
This resort is in a prime location along the Gulf of Mexico. It has been in existence for 74 years, most of the time owned and operated by one family. It has been sold to a real estate developer who will demolish it on May 30 and build a new tower, condominiums and a hotel property.
Neighbors and longtime Naples residents are skeptical about the developer's plans to preserve the historic 18-hole golf course and to develop the site sensitively, without overloading the property, and without creating severe traffic problems. Only time will tell.
Saturday, February 20, 2021
Friday, February 19, 2021
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
I saw a bald eagle on a tree. Part of a limb obscured his body. (We take what we are given.) It was a day with broken clouds. Sometimes a cloud passed over. The first two images were taken when cloudy.
Other times the sun shone brightly. The next two were taken when the sun was shining, although on the other side of the eagle.
I could argue for either pair of images. What do you think?
Monday, February 15, 2021
Sunday, February 14, 2021
Saturday, February 13, 2021
I saw several pileated woodpeckers in the last week. (Autocorrect thought I saw pileated newspapers.)
Seeing and photographing are two different things. Sometimes they were too far away. Sometimes they hid on the back side of a tree. Sometimes they moved too fast. Sometimes they left before I was ready.
Often they chose the side of a tree that was in the shade. Like the one on the right. At least one of the pair stayed where I could photograph him.
I thought this pair of pileated woodpeckers would be winners, but they stayed in the shade and eventually the top woodpecker flew off. (I show this only to illustrate that taking good photographs of wildlife is harder than it might seem.) Oh, well. There is always tomorrow.
Friday, February 12, 2021
An ibis is a fairly big white bird with a curved orange bill. In southwest Florida, ibises are about as common as squirrels are up north. So, I generally don't photograph them.
In one of my favorite locations for photographing the local wildlife, ibises gather in the late afternoon. Earlier this week I stood there and focused on one or two at a time.
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Thursday, February 11, 2021
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Monday, February 8, 2021
Sunday, February 7, 2021
Herons, egrets, wood storks, anhinga and cormorants all hang around bodies of water together.
A great blue heron gave up its spot at the water's edge and flew past a group of wood storks toward a new spot. Know what to call a bunch of wood storks? Choose from "a clatter of storks", "a filth of storks", "a muster of storks", "a phalanx of storks" and a "swoop of storks."