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A BIRD STOPS BY

A Yellow Crowned Night Heron stopped by the house. Certainly more welcomed than a live-in mouse. My wife told me there were two of them yesterday. I guess one has flown off and gone some other way. This one was … Continue reading

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Back To The Birds

I have to admit, I was surprised at the reaction—or lack thereof—to my last posting regarding the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and the follow-up statement by Florida Senator Marco Rubio. I rarely get into politics and big … Continue reading

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Burrowing Owls Dig Florida

So things are a little rough for you right now, huh? Well, more than likely things could be worse. Take the burrowing owls of Broward County here in South Florida. Their homes are literally being plowed over or bulldozed under … Continue reading

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THE BIG PHOTO OP!

Parental Advisory: Today’s posting contains sexual references. So there I was pecking away at the keyboard taking care of some routine stuff on the computer, when I see movement out of the corner of my eye. I turn my head … Continue reading

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A HERON ON MY ROOF

This morning there was a heron on my roof. My first thought was that it was some kind of spoof. But no, he definitely was up there, that’s for sure. I’ve seen them by the canal but never on the … Continue reading

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IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR…TIME TO READY-UP!

Today has been particularly—as Winnie the Pooh would describe it— blustery!  And that has jarred me awake.  It’s that time again here in South Florida.  Time to tense up a little.  Time to get out the old checklist, even if it’s … Continue reading

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SURVIVAL OF THE DUCKEST!

I have talked many times about the canal that runs outside the back of our house.  That’s it in the picture above.  It never ceases to amaze me seeing all the different kinds of animals that come crawling out of … Continue reading

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A LIZARD IN MY MANGO TREE

This morning I saw a lizard in my mango tree. I didn’t notice him at first, but there he be. He blended in well; you had to look closely, We were both startled, but probably him mostly. He was far … Continue reading

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SQUIRRELED AWAY IN MY BACKYARD

In past blogs I’ve talked about all the incredible animal life we have in our backyard, mainly because we have a canal about 25 feet off the patio.  Yes, we have an occasional gator pass by, but not often.  Mostly we … Continue reading

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THE OSPREY

We have an osprey come around and hang out every now and then.  He always picks the same branch on the same tree to perch.  I am amazed that he remembers exactly the same place every time he’s here because … Continue reading

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