Wednesday, March 31, 2021

March 31











March 31

It was our last day in the park in 2018 and I made one more trip to see if the dove had chicks.  No luck!  But in 2015, it was a different story.  A friend told me there was a bird's nest in his lemon tree.  When I had a look the baby birds popped their heads up allowing me to take several photos of them.

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This is the last regular daily post because our rentals usually ended on March 31.  However, before I retired, my wife and I used to visit friends during Spring Break.  I do have photos from those visits as well.  The photos go back to 2004 and they may be interesting to residents.  I haven't decided if I'll share those photos or not.  

I hope you have enjoyed the photos I have shared over the past couple of months.  I originally thought of the idea because many people could not go to the park this year because of Covid 19, and I thought seeing the photos would help them through the cold winter months.  It certainly helped me!!  :)

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

March 30














March 30

I remember it well.  It was the second last day of our rental and I was driving my golf cart along Holly Lane when I spotted two butterflies hovering around each other.  When they both landed on a reed of grass, I reached in and took a few photos before they flew away.  I was lucky to capture a few shots of them mating.  

I photographed a grackle getting a bath on 14th Street, a red-winged blackbird on Holly Drive, and orchids among other subjects.  

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March 29















March 29

A dove built its nest on the windshield of a friend's vehicle.  When the parent was away, he moved the nest into a bowl, so he could it could be moved when he wanted to use his vehicle.  I was amazed at how calm the dove was when he moved the nest with her in it.  Unfortunately, the eggs did not hatch before I left the park a few days later.

It was the time of the year that grackles were busy gathering material for nests.  The brownish bird is the female and the bluish-black is the male.

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Sunday, March 28, 2021

March 28










March 28

On this day, the birds have stolen the show.  The only things I photographed on this day were birds in the park.  Red-bellied Woodpeckers are fairly common in the park and I stop to photograph any that I see.  I think there maybe a couple of young ones in these photos because they hung around and watched me.  They usually fly away!  

Of course, I also stop to photograph ospreys, especially those that dive and get a fish!  There are a couple of nice photos of starlings and the fairly rare (for Bonita Terra when I am there) rosette spoonbill.

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