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Kites in the sky

Swallow-tailed kites have left the skies over Florida, sailing for the tropics. I look forward to their return in the spring.

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Sandhill crane

Sandhill crane, Grus canadensis, on the edge of a citrus grove. The hollow, rattling call is pleasant reminder that the Florida backcountry is brimming with life.

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birds in flight

Wood storks, White ibis, and Roseate spoonbills on the wing above a wet marsh in the Corkscrew backcountry.

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Red-shouldered hawk

I think Red-shouldered hawks have lost their fear of me here at Corkscrew, waiting patiently for my walking to disturb some lizard, or frog, or snake, at which they will swoop past to snatch in an instant. They watch with … Continue reading

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Pileated woodpecker

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. A Pileated woodpecker, Dryocopus pileatus, on full alert along the Corkscrew boardwalk.

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Limpkin

A Limpkin on a limb, fluffed up to dry those beautiful, oversized feathers.

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Black-bellied Whistling-ducks

That squeaky whistle overhead usually indicates a flock of Black-bellied Whistling-ducks, Dendrocygna autumnalis, passing by. These cinnamon, black and grey ducks are becoming plentiful in Corkscrew backcountry.

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gathering of Swallow-tailed kites

A gathering of Swallow-tailed kites prepare to launch into rising thermals on a warm summer morning.

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Red-shouldered hawk

A Red-shouldered hawk, Buteo lineatus, screams by on its way to forest cover. A most common hawk of the woodlands at Corkscrew Sanctuary.

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Roseate spoonbills in flight

Four Roseate spoonbills, Platalea ajaja, sail across a Florida sky above Corkscrew Sanctuary.

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