Wildlife Around Your Home (post pics if you've got 'em!)

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  • CarryTheZeroCarryTheZero Posts: 2,101
    Yeah, they are cool! They are everywhere down here.
  • GlowGirlGlowGirl New York, NY Posts: 9,811
    My parents get small lizards on their deck. Once in a while one would get in the house. Used to drive the dog nuts.
  • CarryTheZeroCarryTheZero Posts: 2,101

  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain. Posts: 40,661


    Egret left, great blue heron right?
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  • CarryTheZeroCarryTheZero Posts: 2,101
    Yes to the left, on the right not totally sure. He was a bit far off and smaller than the great blue herons I see. Guide I have says maybe Little Blue heron or maybe reddish egret. He definitely had a bit more color than you can see in the photo.

    Was hoping to see more Roseate Spoonbills, they are all over this area, but usually more May to October.
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain. Posts: 40,661
    Yes to the left, on the right not totally sure. He was a bit far off and smaller than the great blue herons I see. Guide I have says maybe Little Blue heron or maybe reddish egret. He definitely had a bit more color than you can see in the photo.

    Was hoping to see more Roseate Spoonbills, they are all over this area, but usually more May to October.

    Nice!  Love those water birds!  (Actually, pretty much all birds!)
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  • LoujoeLoujoe Posts: 7,739
    Couldn't see the white one at first. Blends right in with the boat. Nice 
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain. Posts: 40,661
    Loujoe said:
    Couldn't see the white one at first. Blends right in with the boat. Nice 

    Thought it was a fancy docking mechanism, eh Lou?  :smiley:
    “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man [or woman] who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”
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  • CarryTheZeroCarryTheZero Posts: 2,101


    This picture is not doing this guy justice. He was huge! Eagle sized, but not bald eagle. Easily the size of my torso. A second was on the ground below but they flew off quick!
  • CarryTheZeroCarryTheZero Posts: 2,101

  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain. Posts: 40,661


    Love the turtle parade!
    “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man [or woman] who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”
    Variously credited to Mark Twain or Edward Abbey.













  • LoujoeLoujoe Posts: 7,739
    Your backyard looks dangerous!
  • CarryTheZeroCarryTheZero Posts: 2,101
    edited April 5
    😂 
    Technically not my home backyard. We are at our vacation home in Florida my mom shares with some other couples. This is just nearby that.

    Ive been coming for vacation here since I was born. Pretty place!
  • LoujoeLoujoe Posts: 7,739
    Guessing Sanibel 
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain. Posts: 40,661
    😂 
    Technically not my home backyard. We are at our vacation home in Florida my mom shares with some other couples. This is just nearby that.

    Ive been coming for vacation here since I was born. Pretty place!

    Great area for wildlife.  The the humidity!  Also, I remember walking barefoot on someone's lawn down there.  It was like walking on thousands of dull pocket knife blades. 
    “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man [or woman] who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”
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  • CarryTheZeroCarryTheZero Posts: 2,101
    Loujoe said:
    Guessing Sanibel 
    Amelia Island
  • LoujoeLoujoe Posts: 7,739
    Enjoy. Looks beautiful!
  • LoujoeLoujoe Posts: 7,739
    We went to Sanibel a couple times. Once dolphins were charging the beach like 2 feet from up eating fish. Super cool to see. Great shell hunting. Love it.  Nature is something.
  • CarryTheZeroCarryTheZero Posts: 2,101
    That sounds awesome! Love seeing dolphins. They are a lot of fun. We see them out in the water here but never that close!

    At Jekyll Island, my school used to take the 5th graders on an overnight field trip and I had a similar experience with some dolphins popping up while we were seining (net fishing). 

    Those kids loved it! Some of them had never seen the ocean, and here they were hanging out with dolphins.

    Nature is great!
  • soph189soph189 Posts: 44

    We have a hummingbird nest in our tree and the babies are getting so big 🥹 Took this the other day 
  • CarryTheZeroCarryTheZero Posts: 2,101
    Wow! Beautiful!
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain. Posts: 40,661
    soph189 said:

    We have a hummingbird nest in our tree and the babies are getting so big 🥹 Took this the other day 

    Sweet!
    “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man [or woman] who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”
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  • LoujoeLoujoe Posts: 7,739
    Wow!
  • CarryTheZeroCarryTheZero Posts: 2,101


    Last day before heading home. An owl and a pelican party at the gate to the ferry coming back from dinner!
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain. Posts: 40,661


    Last day before heading home. An owl and a pelican party at the gate to the ferry coming back from dinner!

    More great bird sighting, excellent! 
    Pelicans are so cool.  I love the way the glide low over the water.  I need to get out to the cost some time and watch for them!
    “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man [or woman] who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”
    Variously credited to Mark Twain or Edward Abbey.













  • LoujoeLoujoe Posts: 7,739
    ^^^thx for sharing
  • soph189soph189 Posts: 44

    Cute egret by our driveway gate today. It likes to visit from time to time 
  • CarryTheZeroCarryTheZero Posts: 2,101
    Nice! He looks great up on the hill!
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