Key Biscayne’s Fragile Ecosystem

Key Biscayne in Miami, Florida, is part of my frequent travel destinations. I saw several juvenile laughing gulls with different plumage. Key Biscayne lies south of Miami Beach and east of Miami. The village is connected to Miami via the Rickenbacker Causeway, originally built in 1947. The construction of hotels and several condominium complexes in […]

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Pair of White-winged Doves (Zenaida asiatica)

This pair was staring at me from above from the tree and I noticed them before they flew off, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. I grew up with these birds, as I grew in the city, they have been urbanised just like we have. They still nest in trees, unlike the Rock Pigeons, which nest […]

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Female House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)

I posted a male here, so now I’m posting a female. I also blogged about how often the passer domesticus is seen in the metropolitan area of San Juan, Puerto Rico. This shot was taken outside of a Walgreens store in San Juan with a small group. Having watched the PBS programs of : What […]

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The Caribbean Brown Pelican with Sardine

When the tide is low, sardines gather in the shores of some beaches in Puerto Rico. It’s a treat for the Caribbean Brown Pelican. They begin to fly in circles and with their prodigious eyesight they are able to plunge into the ocean to catch as many as possible.

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Coming up from underneath: The Juvenile Double-crested Cormorant

The Double-crested Cormorant is a year-round resident in Florida. At this time of the year, however, it flies a bit further down south from central Florida. The Latin word auritus, means ‘eared’, refers to the nuptial crests feathers the adults display when breeding. The plumage of juvenile Double-crested Cormorants is more dark grey or brownish. […]

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The Dance of the Snowy Egret Egret at Viera Wetlands

The Snowy Egret displays quite a dance when feeding at the Viera Wetlands. I had a good view from one of the lakes at the wetlands, and they didn’t mind me getting close, of course, at the 400mm range. The breeding range in eastern North America extends along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts from Maine […]

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Viera Wetlands: A Birders’s Paradise

Today I finally saw the Ritch Grissom Memorial Memorial Wetlands in Melbourne, Florida. Also known as the Viera Wetlands, the Board of County Commissioners designated the site as the Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands at Viera in December, 2007, in memory of Ritch Grissom, a longtime employee of Brevard County who worked at the adjacent treatment […]

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