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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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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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Rose-ringed parakeet

Look up! Through the trees. The clamor of Rose-ringed parakeets precedes their arrival as small flocks cruise above the canopy looking for a perch.

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courting Plantain Eaters

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flock of starlings

Splendid glossy starlings. Metallic green, bottle blue, purple grape. An unruly flock invaded the bean tree, a dissonant cacophony of squeaking, rasping, priming-the-pump clamor. They are animated, looking nervous all about, shifting through the branches before the birds break in … Continue reading

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three kites above the sea

Rising thermals from the sea become a¬†playground for kites. Scores of them soar and dive and play where the sea breeze¬†climbs above the bluffs of Mamba Point in Monrovia. Their screech-and-trill makes me think of whinnying horses. A game they … Continue reading

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