Range Tracking

Full Moon Bird Count

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Images from dawn to dusk starting with the monthly bird count at the Indian River Club with Joe Carroll and Roz James, which began with a glorious sunrise.
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The family of Florida Scrub-Jays is doing well including their sporadic trap training for the eventful day when they will receive their leg bands. Here one of the Jays retrieves a peanut from a mock cage. A real cage will be substituted when it comes time to catch and band the birds.
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Not a large variety of birds this month so the often overlooked White Ibis can be featured, like this one ruffling its feathers to start the day.
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Note the tangle of grass on this Ibis’ long bill.
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Mottled Duck bird art – from a pair at the Indian River Club slowly paddling by as they kept a close watch on us.
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Osprey bird art – from the Indian River Club as the Osprey flew out of a pine tree.
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Dusk saw tonight’s Harvest Moon rising over the shopping centers west of Vero Beach.
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Tonight’s full Moon is also a Supermoon, so called when a full Moon coincides in its elliptical orbit with its closest approach to the Earth.

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