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Beautiful and 'Flighty' the Male Red-Breasted Grosbeak can often be seen flying overhead from one tree to another. He definitely does not sit still for long! As I stood there watching him come and go from the same Mulberry bush, I realized he was not the least bit interested in the female just below him. Then it occurred to me that they are soon leaving and headed further north to pair, nest and have babies. Im a bit jealous that our time with them is so short and just priir to their breeding season!! #birdingtrails #ftdesoto #redbreastedgrosbeak #malegrosbeak #grosbeak #audubonsociety #ebird #birdinginflorida #floridabirds #floridanature #floridawildlife #nature #wildlife #cleargram #igersstpete #naturephotography #wildlifephotography #birdphotography #bestbirdshots #bb__of_ig #planetbirds #kings_birds #nuts_about_birds #eye_spy_birds #birds_adored #birds_captures

Happy Wildlife Wednesday!
Here we have a common, but beautiful, Great Egret perched up in the trees. These large white birds are usually hunting and stalking their prey in marshes and wetlands.

It’s finally here! Backyard Wilderness starring our very own Marguerite . I saw it over the weekend and it was fabulous! .
Created by Emmy Award winning and Oscar nominated filmmakers Andrew Young and Susan Todd, Backyard Wilderness will surprise and entertain viewers with the unexpected delights of nature that are right under our noses-in our own backyards! Now Bursting into a IMAX and giant screen theaters! www.Backyardwildernessfilm.com .
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Watching a little family of burrowing owlets learning to fly is such magical amusement. Especially when there are five of them. The first flights begin with jumps and the goal is 'not to crash land'. But as you can see in photo number two, landing on top a sibling can also be fun. It sets in motion lots of jumping and tumbling. I can't think of to many better ways to spend an evening. These youngsters are being monitored heavily by Mom & Dad. Watching them grow up is awesome. I wish them all safe progress and exploration.
I'll be checking in on them often. -
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The wind was gusting and the early morning sky was gray but it didn’t seem to matter to this Snowy Egret. Populations appear to be declining along the Atlantic coast due to pollution and competition with other bird species. Egretta thula is at risk because of chemical contamination and the decline of wetland environments. Snowy egrets depend on wetland areas for food. Eggs in agricultural areas are contaminated by pesticides, which cause death. Egrets have also died from consumption of styrofoam, plastics, and lead found in the environment. Oil spills have also caused mortality. Egretta thula has been protected in North America since 1916 under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. The Migratory Bird Treaty Act prohibited the hunting of egrets for their plumes, thus allowing them to return to their previous levels of abundance.
Have a wonderful day everyone!
Live life with passion,
see the beauty in all things
and share it with the world.
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A squirrel photobombs my photo of a Great Blue Heron perched in a huge beautiful Oak tree. I love this setting! Feels timeless.

This is the landscape I saw yesterday. Not many keepers from our Bird in Flight session yesterday with terns, laughing guild and these black skimmers. I need lots of practice to develop better eye camera shutter finger coordination techniques. This one isn't as sharp as I'd like but it's passable and witnessing the moment was totally awesome. .
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...Breeding season plumage is still in full effect.
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