Live Oaks Blvd, 3/16/2012

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Wood Duck in a Live Oak
Yesterday morning the stars of the show in my office parking lot were two Brown Thrashers.  This morning the stars were two Wood Ducks.  There are four that are very frequently in the pond to the south of my parking lot.  But this morning two of them, a male and a female, were perched in a Live Oak tree right next to where cars were parked.  In low light without a tripod I had to take many pictures for any to turn out sharp, but I did end up with a few.

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Wood Duck in a Live Oak 
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She found me!

It was also fun to see an Orange-crowned Warbler, a Black and White Warbler, and a Downy Woodpecker.

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Orange-crowned Warbler
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Downy Woodpecker

Here's a list of species I saw this morning.

Wood Duck 4
Mallard x Mottled Duck (hybrid) 1
Hooded Merganser 3
Pied-billed Grebe 4
White Ibis 1
Common Gallinule 3
American Coot 3
Ring-billed Gull 4
Mourning Dove 4
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Blue Jay 5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Orange-crowned Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler 8
Northern Cardinal 5
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Common Grackle 4


  1. What stunning duck photos..You are the master!

    1. Thanks, Cindy! This morning was just plain luck though. I happened to be there when they were.

  2. Wow, how wonderful to have so many amazing birds to see regularly! Great photos!

    1. Thanks, Tammy! It is great to have such variety around my office.

  3. I've been enjoying your photos for some time now and I just wanted to add a comment to let you know that I appreciate the photos and the location information that you provide. Your photography is great!


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