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Sean B  It seems I chase a lot of birds. All pictures are mine. Canon T6i/EF 70-200 2.8L IS II USM My non-wildlife account: @whenimnotchasingbirds

Whooooo's watching whooo?

I think this little guy enjoys interacting with the photographers. I was walking down the trail very early yesterday morning, hoping to see the owls but not actively looking. I was one of the first on the trails so no crowds had yet gathered for the owls, so I didn't realize when I was walking right by them. The little one called out to me as if saying "here I am!". I looked up and there they were with the youngster looking right at me bobbing his head and calling out more.

Canon T6i
Canon EF 70-200 2.8L IS II USM

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Incredible day at Fort Desoto.

Contrary to what many think, I don't really consider myself a "birder". I love to get out and walk in nature and capture the fascinating things I see. It just happens that most of what I see are birds. As I'm not a birder, I don't have a list of birds that I must find someday and I rarely go out in search of a specific species.
That being said, because I've seen so many beautiful birds being posted from Fort Desoto this week and I've heard repeatedly in the last two years that it is THE place to see migratory birds, I had to check it out yesterday. Wow! Birds really seem to like the ranger's house. I wasn't there five seconds before this beautiful Scarlet Tanager flew right in front of me. As with most of what I saw yesterday, I had never seen a tanager, scarlet or otherwise, and honestly had only heard of them when being told that they could be seen at Fort Desoto.

Canon T6i, EF 70-200 2.8L IS II USM

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Happy Easter Fools Day!

I found this colorful beauty recently at the Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. He was hanging out near the feeders with some Painted Buntings. If anyone has an ID, I would appreciate it.

It was an interesting day, especially the Google GPS Navigation leading to Corkscrew. I watched fully aware as Google directed me past my turnoff. It was obvious; there was a large sign for Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary but Google had a "better" route. I was up for an adventure and had time to waste; so, I elected to see where Google was leading me. Several miles past the correct turn, I was instructed to turn onto a not-so-paved farm road. I did as instructed. As the "road" continued for several miles, it kept getting more and more narrow and obviously less travelled. I drove through a partially opened gate, but the instructions from Google continued. By the time I reached my destination, it was more of a trail, narrower than the walking trails at Circle B. It was also a dead-end in the middle of a field, about 10 miles from the actual Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. After a brief walk around, I got back in the car and reversed the route, thankful that the gate was still open, and went to the real Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary for an enjoyable afternoon walk.

Canon T6i
Canon EF 70-200 2.8L IS II USM

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If you've read this far, you probably suspect something's up and you'd be right. To my international followers, this post is in honor of April Fools Day, the first day of April when some of us try to prank each other. While everything I stated above is true, this colorful bird was not quite this colorful when I saw him. This is a bad photoshop. The Google Navigation story is 100% true and not part of the prank.

Growing up in Texas, I used to see armadillos all the time. Now I see them rarely enough that it's actually a treat and this sighting was unusual because he was looking up and not running away.

Canon T6i, EF 70-200 2.8L IS II USM

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