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Little(ish) Blue Heron


This bird is either a small Great Blue Heron or a breeding Little Blue Heron, as best as I can tell. A bit whiter and plumier than either, and the blue fine-feathered head seems unusual - but these might be a function of light or variation. Herons & egrets abound in April.

More bird images in my own nest @ http://www.fenichel.com/birds

#waterbirds #waterbirdwednesday #heron #nature #birds #florida #circlebbar #D300 #Nikon #myphoto #gplusrefugee
 
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Turtles .... Hello!


Circle B Bar Reserve, FL

Not sure what version these are, but they sure had some color, accentuated here, along with the foliage, by Fujifilm "Velvia".

More images of birds and sea and Florida Miscellanea

#turtle #turtletuesday #nature #florida #circlebbar #myphoto #gplusrefugee
 
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Imagine...

Imagine Mosaic, Central Park, New York,
More NYC images (including Central Park and around the city) @
my website - www.fenichel.com/NYNY.shtml

#johnlennon #imagine #centralpark #musicicons #NewYork #NYC #myphoto #gplusrefugee
 
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Big Daddy of Alligator Alley


I mean, big. This was from 2 summers ago before another big hurricane took out Alligator Alley for a very long time.

No, not Route 75, Tampa to Miami, streamlining the "Tam-miami Trail" commute. This is a real Alligator Alley.

I'm only now really looking through all the photos of birds, turtles and gators I saw at the Circle B Bar Reserve.
This is not Disneyland, I assure you. The trails are serious hikes from place to place, mostly in the sun.

And then there was - was - the nice, shady swamp path where alligators crossed ("to get to the other side").
Did I mention? This one was huge! I don't think he'd moved at all in quite some time, during the afternoon heat, but if he did...

It was just a very thin path across the bogs, and washed away completely around 2 years ago now... being re-built, "even better" whatever that means in the middle of jungle.... Anyway, this was only a few feet/meters from me so I took this quite quickly.

Happy Day to all the Big Dads celebrating "Father's Day" (USA) today.

#alligator #alligatoralley #circlebbar #florida #nature #gplusrefugee #myphoto #naturephotography #gators
 
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La Bodeguita del Medio


Havana/Habana

This was an avant-garde hangout in the early (pre-revolution) 1940's and 50's in Havana, Cuba. Food, art, and drink, and one of the first (if not the very first, as claimed) to serve a much-loved new drink, the Mojito. To me it was interesting in look, feel, & mood.

Much more now buried by Google (G+ Collection) - but a large gallery of my images of Cuba are still in amber @ http://www.fenichel.com/cuba

#cuba #havana #habana #kuba #bodequita #mojito #blackandwhite #acros #fujifilm #bw #myphoto #gplusrefugee #cuban
 
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Happy Che Day!


A few samples from both countryside and Havana.
Still in the shadows and mold of Che, Fidel, Marti, & Cienfuegos.
As I heard often in Cuba, history presents are "a two-sided coin".

Ernesto "Che" Guevara - June 14, 1928 – October 9, 1967

More images (and a few videos) of Cuba at http://www.fenichel.com/cuba

#cuba #che #cheguevara #cabana #kuba #habana #havana #myphotos #history #gplusrefugee #fujifilm #xt2 #myphoto
 
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Happy Birthday, Che Gevara (June 14, 1928 – October 9, 1967)


According to Wikipedia: "Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat and military theorist."

Of course, to Cubans he was an architect/warrior of a revolution, either heroic or a craven mass-executioner, or both...
"It is complicated." But Che is a major part of the DNA of Cuba for the past 60+ years.

And in Cuba still, it is as it seemed in 1959, in many (not all) ways, and especially the influence of Che, Fidel, and Cienfuegos is everywhere still.

Sadly, for most Americans now, visits to Cuba by Americans - for education, culture, anything -is being prohibited by the President who seems to love (other) communist/socialist countries! (SMH)

Viva la revolution! (soon?!)

This photo has never been published, but many others were part of the now-extinguished "Cuba" collection in the once-lovely land of G+.

Many more photos, along with some photos and videos of Cuba, at http://www.fenichel.com/cuba

#cuba #che #cheguevara #kuba #cuban #history #gplusrefugee #myphoto #cheday #revolution
 

Roseate Spoonbills Rule the Weir....


... but the limpkins have the numbers!

A snippet of life on the Weir, in Myakka River State Park. (4K Video, 2:08)

Limpkins and Roseate Spoonbills on the Weir


More video snippets on YouTube;
More still photos in "Birds" album "here" (MeWe) and on Flickr;
My own "birds nest" full of images @ http://www.fenichel.com/birds

#birds #birdphotography #myphoto #myvideo #nature #fujifilm #limpkin #roseatespoonbill #florida #myakka #gplusrefugee
 
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Bridges of Manhattan's East Side - View From # 1 WTC


A unique view, one Christmas day, from the rooftop of Tower 1, World Trade Center - as high as possible a view then, from the base of the WTC master antenna. Bridges? Yes: Manhattan, Brooklyn, 59th Street... Looking here at Manhattan, Queens, Bronx & beyond.

More NYC images on Flickr and @ www.fenichel.com/NYNY.shtml

#Kodachrome #newyork #bridges #NYC #sky #bridge #Manhattan #cityscape #vintage #myphoto #gplusrefugee #horizon
 
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Pelican Party


More bird images "here" - tagged as #myphoto, #birds, and #waterbirds, along with specific type names.
And more nesting on my own page @ www.fenichel.com/birds

#waterbirdwednesday #waterbird #gplusrefugee #florida #nature
 
As promised... a full-fluffy-tailed squirrel. (As opposed to smaller, striped, non-fluffy-tailed chipmunks.)

Squirrel


More Florida nature (birds, gators, flowers, nature, landscape) - @ www.fenichel.com/florida2.shtml

#squirrel #nature #florida #animals #wildlife #fujifilm #myvideo #myphoto #gplusrefugee

YouTube: Staring Match with Squirrel (Michael Fenichel)

 
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Metropolis 2019
Rooftops and Freedom Tower, From Chelsea (New York), June 2019

This one's hot off the press. More images of New York, old & new, including rescues from Google+, on Flickr, and @ http://www.fenichel.com/NYNY.shtml (soon to be updated with more new things and vintage saves from Google+)

#NYC #NewYork #rooftops #freedomtower #cityscape #blackandwhite #bw #fujifilm #acros #chelsea #myphoto #gplusrefugee
 
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Here's one I just dusted off and tweaked for an event oriented towards travel and street...
I was a student at the time and loved this very exotic (for me) scene. I'd played in the (Day)Lab to try to get a decent print of this.
Taken with Fujichrome Pro (diapositive film) and a Canon A-1. How's that for old-school?

One of my biggest Google+ Collections with 1000's of followers was my "Turkey" Collection. :( R.I.P., thanks to #evilgoogle.
Many of my favorite images are safe still on my own site, some recently updated, at http://www.fenichel.com/Turkey

#turkey #turkiye #camel #bodrum #fujichrome #filmphotography #canon #myphoto #gplusrefugee #googleisevil #dictatorstoo
 
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Eiffel Tower - Tour d'Eiffel


A super-vintage favorite, captured last century (by young me), on Kodachrome.

More from this time and place @ http://www.fenichel.com/Paris.shtml

#Paris #EiffelTower #TourdEiffel #France #landmarks #kodachrome #myphoto #gplusrefugee
 
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Tacos, Bells, and Brows

This one caught my eye... by the brow! The Taco Bell was interesting, and the sky, but...
You know you're a New Yorker when you look up and immediately think the sign says "Reader" and it's just one of many psychics.
Well, this used to be a Radio Shack....

More images of NYC - old and new - at http://www.fenichel.com/NYNY.shtml

Happy #SignSaturday ! Or is it #SignSunday ? #TacoTuesday ? #tacotime ? #weekend - yes! #gplusrefugee #myphoto
 
#newhere #GPlusrefugee #Musikerwitze #Musicians Jokes #Scherze #Schabernack #Jokes #Pranks
Ich bin: Kölner mit Prädikat (in der Südstadt ["Vrings-Veedel"] im sogenannten Severins-Klösterchen geboren – das ist quasi nicht mehr steigerungsfähig...)
Interessen: Menschen, Medien, Sensationen
Website: www.BrunoKassel.de
Über viele Jahre hinweg #Schlagzeuger, #Drummer, #Musikjournalist, #Fotograf, Buchautor von "Die besten Musikerwitze" und "Best Musicians Jokes"
Ich mag: Musik von: #The Who, #Beth Hart, #Tina Dico, #Buddy Rich, #Simon Phillips, #Queen, #Joe Bonamassa, #Led Zeppelin, #Emerson Lake Palmer, #Bad Company, #Deep Purple, #Pink Floyd, #Gentle Giant, #Walk Off The Earth, #Maybebop ... und natürlich den #Beatles
Ich mag: Reisen nach Rom, in die Toskana, nach New York City, London, München, Paris, Wien, Prag, Hamburg, Stockholm oder nach Kopenhagen (weitere Reiseziele sind in Planung)
Ich mag: Filme mit W.C. Fields, Jacques Tati (Monsieur Hulot!), Roberto Benigni, Bastian Pastewka, Loriot und Woody Allen
Ich mag von Franziska Pigulla, Dietmar Wunder oder Christoph Maria Herbst gesprochene Hörbücher
P.S.: Meine Beiträge werden in einem Fertigungsbetrieb hergestellt, in dem auch Ironie und Sarkasmus verarbeitet werden!
 

Sandhill Crane Family


Seen across marshes and bogs in the North of the Americas, and in the U.S. South, these birds migrate between the two seasonally in loud, massive flocks. The are known for their loud rolling calls, blessed with long tracheas as they are, and they are good dancers too!

For more on this bird, see the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's page:
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/S...

More of my own videos on YouTube and still photos in my own nest @
http://www.fenichel.com/birds

#cranes #birds #sandhillcrane #nature #photography #waterbirdwednesday #myvideo #myphotos #gplusrefugee #florida #x-t2

YouTube: Sandhill Crane Family (Michael Fenichel)

 
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Chip 'n Dale

These guys were romping energetically near the Georgetown Loop train depot in the Colorado Rockies.
Seeing example of, and discussion, chipmunks the other day. @Bob Daniel And just stumpled upon this.

Compared with squirrels - which to this day I see in all varieties everywhere I travel - chipmunks have always been a rare treat for me, since childhood. Except for the cartoons, it was always exciting to discern the non-squirrel in the woods.
Fun Facts about Chipmunks

#chipmunks #nature #animals #woodlands #colorado #myphoto #gplusrefugee
 
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Sesame Street, Little Bird, Wooden Ducks, and Wet Lincoln Center


Is there a #signsunday still? Somewhere there must be. Here's a #sign, New York's new "Sesame Street".
It's live on Broadway, but only a little bird was on hand today, in the rain. Big bird must be around the corner on his own street.

More images of NYC gathered in my own pre/post Google+ New York, NY Collection

#sesamestreet #NYC #rain #signs #sign #NewYork #ducks #streetart #lincolncenter #myphotos #myphoto #gplusrefugee
 
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Carlton Covered Bridge


One more from an ongoing #bridgesandfreeways / #bridgesfreeways #monthlyevent (in a land with groups & albums).

The Carlton Bridge (New Hampshire) was first built in 1799 and twice rebuilt since. This image was captured shortly before its latest rebuild, in the 1980's.Timeless still - preserved on Kodachrome - which is itself a bit of Americana.

This was a victim of Google+'s extermination in April 2019, my "Americana" Collection, with my favorite images spanning 2 decades.

There is still my own collection of Americana, which I'll be updating with some more recent images posted (only) to Google+.
My own "album"/Collection/Gallery is at: http://www.fenichel.com/americana.shtml Take a look and click/tap around. It is bottomless.

#americana #bridge #bridges #landscape #newhampshire #newengland #kodachrome #myphoto #mywork #gplusrefugee
 

Roseate Spoonbills and Great Blue Heron


Sharing a nice bit of marshy swamp on a warm sunny day.
A short clip, happily without human noise pollution, just them. Real nature.

The Roseate Spoonbill is a large bird, with grand wingspan, very impressive in flight.
But larger is the Great Blue Heron. (Much more common too, than the roseate Spoonbill, on the S FL Gulf Coast)

The Spoonbills size is, according to Cornell Labs, "goose size and larger":
Length: 27.9-33.9 in (71-86 cm)
Weight: 42.3-63.5 oz (1200-1800 g)
Wingspan: 47.2-51.2 in (120-130 cm)

Unlike flamingos, spoonbills stay far from humans if they can help it. (Some people feel that way too sometimes.) :))
When things are very quiet, they line up in a row, and start "spooning" for food, like a moving drain, heads from side to side, strangely.

#roseatespoonbill #greatblueheron #birds #waterbirds #waterbirdwednesday #nature #myvideo #myphoto #gplusrefugee
 
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Here is a bridge... would you like to buy it?

Brooklyn Bridge


There are many stories about this bridge! It began as a for-profit (speculative) venture in the boom days of building up Manhattan.

Over the decades there have been countless stories and jokes about charlatans/con men trying to sell the bridge for a terrific price. Wonderful deal! Times change, people maybe not so much. Bridges can be a beautiful thing. To walk on or view. Driving, YMMV

Rescued/re-located from Google+ Collection, RIP April 2019

More NYC photos (mostly from before Google+) @ http://www.fenichel.com/NYNY.shtml

#bridges #bridge #brooklyn #manhattan #newyork #NYC #NY #urban #architecture #myphoto #gplusrefugee #cables
 
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# 9 Narrow Gauge Train (Georgetown Loop)


I've just posted this to a #bridge theme photo event, and it reminded me of the whole #9 Train Show I'd left behind in the Old World (#gplus).
I did manage to time-shift my Google+ post, complete links, "here" in the last days of Google+, but at the time I was connected to nobody and probably did not fully embrace the power of the hashtag.

What I do love about Pluspora is the ability to share links to posts here publicly. I've also found that Google (bless their evil heart) will index public posts very quickly, one of the big losses from Google+'s well-integrated search/index function. Anyway, here again now, is my tribute to # 9, the #9 train, and trains in general. Still a nice list, with help from ralphyboy. I was "chuffed" (my only true English slang) to be able to re-find this. Enjoy.

#9 - Trains - The Music


#colorado #trains #narrowgauge #mountains #mining #railroad #transporttuesday #transportation #myphoto #gplusrefugee #music
 
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New Arbat - Moscow


Recently discovered in Google Photos, after the demise of my Moscow Collection and G+ albums. I never posted this. Might even be #streetphotography ... Anyway, just perusing what Google left in the ashes of our once-great G+, and this one caught my eye.

My main non-Google+ collection of Moscow images is preserved here in my online dacha

#gplusrefugee #moscow #arbat #newarbat #RussianFederation #city #streets
 
Moving back one step, to where I was busy making a (G+) Collection from last summer, of “Yosemite and the High Sierras”.
And then came word of more and more imminent demise…

So now I’m going back to what I preserved for the future (now) to re-make some albums/collections of images from both Yosemite and surrounding areas, including Bodie (ghost town, and harbinger/mascot of Google+), and the Mono Basin. Plus San Francisco. Here’s my first draft of a new page, on my own site, where I won’t get it shut down on me, as with #googleisevil G+.

Yosemite and the High Sierras





Sorry to repeat among G+ homies…

This is just a beginning/template to a larger collection I envision, borrowing many from my screenshots of what was a G+ collection.
Only a sampling here so far. Any display or other issues? Hope not.

I’m not sure I will keep the thumbnails to California in general images; I like it as an index but it may slow down the loading or increase bandwidth a lot. Same with the Bodie images to come - may put on a separate page, or keep here. The first step…

#myphotos #myphoto #yosemite #blackandwhite #nature #topography #fujifilm #rockformations #geology #gplusrefugee
 
Here is a longer clip of willets in the water. I'd posted a very short (10s) clip while onsite, but having more bandwidth now... here's a minute plus more. I like this especially because there is no wind noise here and - more important - no human noise pollution.

Wading Willets


More vids on YouTube, more stills "here" (in album) and nesting @
http://www.fenichel.com/birds

#willets #waterbirds #birds #waterbirdwednesday #sanibelisland #florida #nature #myvideo #myphoto #gplusrefugee

YouTube: Wading Willets (Michael Fenichel)

 
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T.Rex: The Ultimate Predator


Here's a real dose of "wayback machine" now playing at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. With a virtual reality visit back and time and many educational guides as to the history, likely appearance, and other fun facts. Some of the little ones are almost "cute" and ancestors of today's birds (and lizards), but others I seriously would not like to run into. And they run fast, too! Here's a "dirty dozen" of my favorite images from the exhibit.

More images from (modern-day) New York @
www.fenichel.com/NYNY.shtml

#dinosaurs #TRex #tyrannosaur #AMNH #NYC #NYNY #museums #naturalhistory #myphotos #gplusrefugee #NewYork
 
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The Langham (and Dakota)


Here is the Langham, of which I never knew the name despite living/working nearby for decades.
Apparently it is owned by @Brian Millan - :)) - or at least he is a fan, who mentioned the name.

As you walk on or near 72nd St, with the renowned Dakota and Majestic, and opposite Central Park's Strawberry Fields, if you turn left rather than go into the park, one block north is a fairly nondescript white-front building, though with some nice roof embellishment and a distinctive copper-finished entranceway. Well, like finding a new bird, I've learned a new building name. Cheers, Brian!

And a few blocks further North is the American Museum of Natural History, now with an exhibit on T-Rex, illustrating the latest conception of how s/he actually looked, skin/fur wise, and with a "neat" VR experience of hangin' with T... Coming next.

#thelangham #thedakota #CentralParkWest #NYC #NewYork #architecture #UWS #myphotos #myphoto #gplusrefugee
 
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Colors, Reflections, Porcelain and Herend

A few whimsical shots from a store window on Park Avenue -
featuring cutlery, reflections, and a very different menagerie.

Coming next, another shift in perspective: buildings and dinosaurs.

#porcelain #herend #NYC #NewYork #reflections #storewindow #myphoto #myphotos #gplusrefugee

Meanwhile: More (real) animals, and NY images scattered about "here" and at http://www.fenichel.com/fenfotos.shtml
 
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Change of Perspective
New York, May 2019

More #NY images "here" (by tag) or in one handy spot @ http:www.fenichel.com/NYNY.shtml
For that matter, there' an album also on Flickr, @ http://bit.ly/flickrNY

Ah well, albums/pages everywhere but the biggest and best of my "collections" was in a land called Google+.

#NewYork #blackandwhite #acros #fujifilm #myphoto #gplusrefugee #NYC #googleisevil
 
Another short (89s) 4K video clip of two birds enjoying a sunny day in their own little cove.
This is a Reddish Egret and a Snowy Egret. You'll know which is which! But how to identify a snowy egret easily?
(Hint: the answer is in the video description, short & sweet. There will be a short quiz following the "film".)

Reddish Egret and Snowy Egret


More images of birds (still photos mostly) nesting @ http://www.fenichel.com/birds

#egret #birds #nature #waterbirds #waterbirdwednesday #snowyegret #reddishegret #myphoto #gplusrefugee #fujifilm

YouTube: Reddish Egret and Snowy Egret (Michael Fenichel)

 
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Warbler


This is from a winter ago, just re-discovered. At the Circle B Bar Reserve, FL, with many similar species. It may even be a hybrid.

I've put some effort in trying to properly ID this one, eliminating vireos and getting down to either a palm warbler or an immature prairie warbler. The features which seem to fit neither perfectly (looking at countless Audubon and Cornell images & descriptions) are the "eyebrow", the mottled breast (neither white nor pure yellow), yellow rather than white wing stripes, and those reddish legs. Along with lack of wing bars. Then again, age and light count too.

So I'll just settle for "warbler" (not a yellow warbler though, as it's not solid yellow and eye is different). This was in February, so it was not breeding season and this may have been either a juvenile or non-breading adult colors. So many possibilities? Want to venture a positive ID? Go for it!

More bird images in "album" here and nesting at:
http://www.fenichel.com/birds

#birds #nature #circlebbar #florida #myphoto #gplusrefugee
 

Black Vultures


Ta-dah! Here y'all go. I posted an image of a turkey vulture and that drew many comments about vulture varieties. Here's a decent clip - 26 seconds, 4K/HD video - of the black vulture, the other major New World vulture found in South Florida.

Enjoy, vulture lovers! This is fairly close-up & personal.

Black Vultures - 26s Video Clip


#vultures #birds #waterbirdwednesday #scavengersunday #myphoto #myvideo #gplusrefugee #fujifilm #nature #florida

YouTube: Black Vultures (Michael Fenichel)

 
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Crispy Pine Needles


On the Florida Gulf Coast.
More images - sea, swamp creatures, flowers, birds and nature, @ my web site/gallery

#pine #needles #florida #trees #nature #myphoto #gplusrefugee #DOF #fujifilm
 
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Tricolored Heron


Formerly known as a "Louisiana Heron". This one on the Florida Gulf Coast.
You can see how the formal name evolved to "Tricolored"

More birds "here" (album) and @ www.fenichel.com/birds
#birds #heron #tricolored #nature #waterbirds #waterbirdwednesday #myphoto #florida #fujifilm #gplusrefugee
 
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Tweet tweet tweet!! I can't get in a tweet edgewise!


Brother and sister? Politicians looking for oxygen?
It's all suitable for tweeting, and here's two who can do it well.
(There do seem to be some issues about taking turns though.)
Snowy Egrets.

Love those spring hairstyles...

More birds in my album "here" and my nest @ www.fenichel.com/birds

#birds #waterbirdwednesday #snowyegret #florida #nature #egret #myphoto #gplusrefugee #fujifilm #tweeting
 
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Anhinga in Black & White


Although the anhinga's tail feathers are an interesting color (tinged in orange), I rather like this image in glorious B&W (Fujifilm Acros with red filter). I thought this a "different" example of "shallow depth of field", and dissimilar from most of my anhinga shots.

More bird images "here" (album) and in my rookery/gallery @ http://www.fenichel.com/birds

#birds #nature #anhinga #blackandwhite #fujifilm #acros #xt-2 #DOF #myphoto #gplusrefugee #waterbirdwednesday
 
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A Family Thing (Reddish Egrets)


So many possible captions, from the mama here and the rowdy young 'uns to the question about why one seems to be "deep throating" in the truest sense (center, just below the chorus). Am I wrong or has one bird completely gone down the other's throat? Just another day at the rookery, I guess. To each their own. Having fun, hopefully. Happy Mother's Day!

More bird images "nesting" and more still hatching @ www.fenichel.com/birds

#egrets #reddishegret #birds #waterbirds #waterbirdwednesday #mothersday #florida #nature #myphoto #gplusrefugee
 
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Turkey Vulture


For vulture fans. (You know who you are!) I have learned that the two common varieties of Florida vultures are the black vulture and the turkey vulture. You can probably guess (even without the title) which one this is! Turkey vultures soar on thermals (air currents) with little wing flapping, and look rather majestic in flight, despite their not-so-beautiful appearance and behavior on the ground.

Slowly rebuilding my own nest of bird photos now, old and new, at www.fenichel.com/birds

#turkeyvulture #vulture #birds #wildlife #nature #myphoto #gplusrefugee
 
Happy Mothers' Day!!

Speaking of which... it's a nice sunny afternoon at the rookery, with sounds and displays of the breeding season.

Both adults and juveniles are showing off their skills and displays, playing, play-fighting, and maybe "love-nibbling" a bit too. These here are Great Egrets, larger than the cattle egrets I posted the other day (and with black legs, which differentiates them from white-phase Great Blue Herons). Snowy egrets are displaying their long breeding veils too. And glossy ibises are busy adding sticks to their nests.

Well, a picture's worth 1000 words, right? A short video clip. (4K, 41s)

Play Time for Great Egrets


#myvideo #myphoto #egret #birds #rookery #mothersday #mating #nature #wildlife #gplusrefugee #waterbirdwednesday
 
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Brown Pelican


Something I shared to an event titled "Shallow DOF"... seems to work.
I like the way his/her head seems to pop out of the frame as the focus on head yields to the unfocused sky behind.
(Works well with a white background/page/theme.)

More birds "here" (MeWe album) and nesting in my home gallery @http://www.fenichel.com/birds"> [url=http://www.fenichel.com/birds]http://www.fenichel.com/birds

#DOF #pelican #birds #nature #myphoto #gplusrefugee #florida #seasidesaturday #waterbirdwednesday #waterbird
 
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Oh Deer # 3


Another deer "caught in the lights" of the meadow in its greenish "golden hour" before dusk.

More images of Florida nature @ fenichel.com/florida2.shtml

#myakka #nature #deer #wildlife #florida #meadow #myphoto #fujifilm #gplusrefugee
 
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Weir-Watch with Limpkin and Fly-by Roseate Spoonbills


Long-time visitors to Myakka River State Park may recognize the beloved weir, which was inaccessible for a while (following a hurricane and then neglect). Now one can get close (though separated by a strip of water) and enjoy this birds' eye view.

More birds nesting in my gallery @ fenichel.com/birdshttp://www.fenichel.com/birds

#weir #myakka #nature #birds #waterbirdwednesday #roseate #spoonbill #limpkin #florida #myphoto #gplusrefugee
 

Trust Google (or evil-twin Facebook) with privacy? Hahaha...


I remember when their credo was "don't be evil". Now revoked, it seems more like, don't miss opportunities to scrape & screw users. :(

Google Says it Has Found Religion on Privacy


#privacy #socialmedia #google #googleisevil #gplusrefugee #gplusrefugees #cyberpsychology #digitalmorality

The New York Times: Google Says It Has Found Religion on Privacy (By DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI and BRIAN X. CHEN)

 
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Cattle Egret in a Tree


This was a surprise encounter, and now I can cross this one off my bucket list. (Is that possible?) Cattle egret are fairly common, and some think not so interesting. But from bird guides I found their coloring unique, at least in breeding season, with a little wash of saffron or meringue color.

Ordinarily these birds are found in cow pastures - where I actually went to try to get a decent photo, but either they were elusive or non-breeding, and usually were directly under the hind quarters of a cow. That's their thing, awaiting the cow's thing to attract insects which they devour.

So I was surprised to find this one within the scrum of nesting birds on a tiny island, on a sturdy branch in the midst of a rookery. Well, OK. Nice pose. And this is what a breeding cattle egret looks like, sans cow.

More in my album "here" and in my nest (now updating) @ www.fenichel.com/birds

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