Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Least Sandpiper

Here is a Least Sandpiper that hung out on the beach with me. We were on Honeymoon Island, Dunedin, Florida.

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©2016 Steve Borichevsky

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Life’s a beach.

I like to get to Clearwater Beach early in the morning and hang out with some of my friends.
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Sanderling
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Royal Tern
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Ruddy Ternstone
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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Never pass up an opportunity to create some art

I was shooting by a swamp last Saturday. I saw a Northern Black Water Snake swimming by.

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It swam off to my left about 30 feet away and I didn’t think much of it.

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That is until a few minutes passed by and I saw it about eight feet from my feet.

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It came in a little closer.

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©2016 Steve Borichevsky

©2016 Steve Borichevsky

We watched each other for a little while and then off it went. Never pass up an opportunity to create some art.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Common Yellowthroat

I can go years without getting a good shot of the bandit. Last Saturday I found a location where three males were chasing each other around. I suspect that there was a female involved, but I didn’t see one. I stayed around for about forty-five minutes and then left them to their games.
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©2016 Steve Borichevsky
©2016 Steve Borichevsky
They were very disinterested in my presence. A couple of times they buzzed past me close enough that I could feel their breeze. I am not sure which one claimed the title Cock-of-the-Rock.
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Aurora Damselfly

My best guess on this is that this is an Aurora Damsel fly that has recently emerged.

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Mayapple

So named because it blooms in may with an apple-like blossom.

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

American Oystercatcher

I had the pleasure of relaxing on the beach with a pair of American Oystercatchers on Honeymoon Island in Dunedin, Florida.

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©2016 Steve Borichevsky

Up on the very north end of the island, I found a another pair.

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©2016 Steve Borichevsky

Friday, May 20, 2016

Royal Terns

Today I have some Royal Terns that were taken on Clearwater Beach in April.

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©2016 Steve Borichevsky

©2016 Steve Borichevsky

“Two’s Comapany, Three’s a Crowd”

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©2016 Steve Borichevsky

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Magnolia Warbler and American Redstart

The warbler migration is on and the leaves are filling out. In such times, you have to be fearless with the light.

Magnolia Warbler

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©2016 Steve Borichevsky

©2016 Steve Borichevsky

American Redstart

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©2016 Steve Borichevsky

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Baltimore Oriole Nesting

 

I saw an oriole’s nest high up in a tree and though that it was from last year. I was surprised with the female popped out! I watched her for a while. She would bring in some nesting material and go inside the nest and poke around for five minutes. Then she would fly off to return 15 to 20 minutes later.

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©2016 Steve Borichevsky

©2016 Steve Borichevsky

©2016 Steve Borichevsky

©2016 Steve Borichevsky

There were lots of males singing in the tops of the trees, chasing each other around.

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