Range Tracking

Bird Count November 2014

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There is no heating in the golf cart so it was a cold sunrise out on the golf course at the Indian River Club for the November bird count with Joe Carroll and Susan Boyd. First off, a series of images show the futile attempts of a Northern Mockingbird to drive an American Kestrel out of its territory. Sadly, the light was terrible for what would have been a great series of images with the proper lighting.
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Seeing the two juvenile Sandhill Cranes and their parents made for a pleasant surprise. It was nice to see the two juveniles are surviving into adulthood. Here the two juveniles, in the foreground, burn off a lot of energy as they race across the golf course accompanied by an adult. We have been watching the family grow over the past few months.
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Here comes the Sandhill Crane family. The parents are in the center flanked by their kids.
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Three River Otters look out from the water hazard.
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A Tricolored Heron bundled up against the cold.
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A Great Egret flies toward the sunrise.
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A Florida Scrub-Jay with an acorn perches atop a tree.
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Another Scrub-Jay forages through the sand.
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A Common Ground-Dove blends in with the surroundings.
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Bird Art: Great Blue Heron

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