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My Neighbors and Neighborhood - Photos

Monday, March 10, 2014

This morning I decided to take my camera (a point and shoot), get on my bike, and see what I could see in my neighborhood. I've seen some white pelicans recently in our neighborhood ponds and I was hoping to get some photos. Unfortunately, not one pelican was to be found. Here is what I found instead. These were all taken within an hour.

Note: I cropped many of the pictures and thus some are a bit blurry. Plus I used Picasa to edit.

At the beginning of my bike ride were a few of my neighbors.... out enjoying the morning.

On the other side of the fence was a visitor... also checking out his neighbors.

Sandhill Crane

Along the way I spotted the following.....sometimes I actually had to get off of my bike....


Blue Heron, Egret, Wood Stork


Common Gallinule

Egrets and Anhinga

Great Blue Heron
I've heard some baby blue herons chirping from the top of these trees recently.


Marsh Hawk


Red-Bellied Woodpecker

A Nesting Sandhill Crane

Wood Stork

Egrets, Blue Herons, and Snowy Egret
Must be an exciting "fish" show just ahead.

It is so odd. When I lived in Michigan and would visit Florida I really enjoyed going to different bird sanctuaries to watch and photograph the many birds. Now all these birds are my everyday neighbors just like robins and bluejays were in Michigan.

A pond photo from today....

Thanks for viewing these photos and my neighbors.
I really need to invest in an SLR......maybe tomorrow.....


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
WENDYDANCER 5/7/2014 10:24AM

    Nice photos!

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STRIVER57 4/6/2014 4:32PM

    very lovely. and you know what they all are! wow!

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TRILLIUM22 3/21/2014 9:20PM

    Quite an impressive variety of birds

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CRYSTALQUEEN 3/15/2014 10:49AM

    Thank you for sharing these pics with us. You are very lucky to have such an abundance of wildlife within reach of you and have captured them brilliantly!

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PUNCHILOUIE 3/14/2014 1:12PM

    Great photos, thanks for sharing! emoticon

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BRADMILL2922 3/12/2014 4:02AM

    Those are quite the neighbors you have! Great pics and thank you for sharing!

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PINKBEANBOO 3/11/2014 1:00PM

    The last one is my favorite! The lily pads in the pond. So peaceful. I love it!

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IONA72 3/11/2014 12:45PM

    A lovely way to spend the morning!

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INGMARIE 3/11/2014 10:50AM

    Great photos. thanks for sharing. emoticon

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BBAHONORS 3/11/2014 8:34AM

    Isn't it amazing how many different birds live/visit in one area?

Love the last picture! It captures the serenity on the water's surface, regardless of what is happening above and below it.

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TIMOTHY53 3/11/2014 12:55AM

    Good job!

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HICKOK-HALEY 3/10/2014 11:20PM

    What a great variety of birds. I enjoyed your blog! emoticon

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RUN4FOOD 3/10/2014 8:07PM

    Thanks for sharing these great pictures of your neighbors.
I can see why you want a better camera. You really do have a good eye for taking pictures and making them look sooo good.

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    Awesome neighbors!

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CORRINECLARK 3/10/2014 6:13PM

    Jean - those are beautiful pictures. Like Nat says, those are real photographs!

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 3/10/2014 5:24PM

    Quite lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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JET150 3/10/2014 4:46PM

    Oh you lucky duck! (pun intended) These are great pictures. I cannot wait for the sandhills to come back, and the herons. I see them sometimes on my way to and from work, but never so many at one time.
I like your neighbors!

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BOILHAM 3/10/2014 4:25PM

    You have a good eye. Terrific pictures, and all within an hour of each other. Thanks for the blog.

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IFDEEVARUNS2 3/10/2014 4:13PM

    You have some lovely neighbors!

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MAUITN 3/10/2014 3:46PM

    Great job! Keep up the shooting and the blogging.

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MBTEPP 3/10/2014 3:16PM

    How soothing to go out and see nature like that. Most of these birds are only street names in my neck of the woods;)

Thanks for sharing. Great Pics.


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KWING517 3/10/2014 1:58PM

    Wow, that's fantastic!! That's some neighborhood you got there!

As a fellow Michigander, I can totally relate to how awesome your new neighbors are!! And I would LOVE to see a robin right about now!!!

Enjoy your wonderful new climate - I hope to join you there some day!!

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NATPLUMMER 3/10/2014 1:49PM

    Wow! You did a great job....they are real photographs :-)

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