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St. Augustine, St. Johns County, FL

St. Augustine Beach, St. Johns County, FL  3/29/15

 
A little swamp, with duckweed and Spanish moss, in a drainage ditch. A wild Lantana Royal Terns An interesting house.  At first I thought it was clothes drying on a line.  

St. Augustine Beach, St. Johns County, FL  3/28/15

 
Juvenile White Ibises, on a front lawn Royal Tern Male Boat-tailed Grackle  Savannah Sparrow  

Rookery, Alligator Farm, St. Augustine, FL  3/28/15

 
Great Egret taking off Great Egret displaying Same Great Egret Great Egret in flight Another Great Egret displaying  

Roseate Spoonbills Same Roseate Spoonbills Same Roseate Spoonbills Great Egrets Great Egret

Tricolored Herons Tricolored Heron Toucan (not at rookery) Macaw (not at rookery) Great Egret

Anastasia State Park, St. Johns County, FL  3/28/15

Wood Stork Common Green Darner Common Buckeye Tiger beetle (Cicindela scutellaris). ID thanks to Ben Coulter. Juvenal's Duskywing, maybe

       
Juvenile Little Blue Heron        

Anastasia State Park, St. Johns County, FL  3/27/15

   
Florida Softshell Turtle Fiddler crab Snowy Egret    

St. Augustine Beach, St. Johns County, FL  3/25/15

 
First-year Brown Booby Same first-year Brown Booby with protective Brown Pelicans Eurasian Collared Dove.  Their call is "Woo-hoo-hoo!" and they bray when they fly. Karl with two Brown Pelicans  

   
Breeding Sandwich Tern Royal Tern Another Royal Tern    

Maria Sanchez Lake, St. Augustine, St. Johns County, FL  3/14/13

This was a little lake just south of the downtown area that was created by a dam which connects it with a large marsh.

 
Two Wood Storks in the marsh on the other side of the dam Osprey gliding Osprey diving? Osprey gliding  

Native Rookery, Anastasia Island, St. Augustine, St. Johns County, FL  3/13/13

 
Roseate Spoonbill Great Egret displaying Roseate Spoonbill chick Wood Stork  

 
Roseate Spoonbill chicks Wood Storks Wood Storks Great Egret displaying  

Maria Sanchez Lake, St. Augustine, St. Johns County, FL  3/13/13

Female Anhinga Osprey view 1 Osprey view 2 Osprey view 3 Sons of Israel Congregation

Downtown St. Augustine, St. Johns County, FL  3/12/13

Crablike Spiny Orb Weaver (dorsal view) Same Crablike Spiny Orb Weaver (ventral view) Northern Gannet, on the shore Snowy Egret  

     
Song Sparrow Bougainvillea      

Anastasia Island State Park, St. Johns County, FL  3/11/13

 
Non-breeding Forster's Tern Royal Tern landing Royal Tern Sanderling (actually at St. Augustine Beach)  

 
Long-legged fly Redbelly Turtles Florida Softshell Turtle Close-up of part of Florida Softshell Turtle head  

 
Red Admiral Warty (leaf?) beetle Common Fleabane Laughing Gull  

Maria Sanchez Lake, St . Augustine, St. Johns County, FL  3/11/13

Great Blue Heron Great Egret Little Blue Heron White Ibises A little plaque in the neighborhood.  It certainly was done in good fun, but somehow it makes me feel sad.

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