The Grackles flocking around the catwalks and surrounding machinery and pipes at the Wastewater Treatment Facility made for an interesting shot. Little did I realize until I got home and examined the photos that there was a Loggerhead Shrike sitting right there with the Grackles completely unseen by me though I was apparently looking right at the bird. Not too much of a stretch to see a Shrike there since the facility is encircled by large fields of well-manicured grass, […]
Three Roseate Spoonbills overflew the NASA Causeway viewing area at Kennedy Space Center at dusk on Saturday, 21 November 2016. Observed while waiting for the launch of GOES-R.
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket launched the GOES-R weather satellite into orbit on 19 November 2016 at 6:42 p.m. from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Click here to see more launch photos and to learn more about the launch.
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I usually never see Purple Gallinules, and on the rare occasion when I do see them they are little specks far off in the distance, their glorious plumage coloration hidden mainly from view. Imagine my surprise the other day to find a whole host of them close-up and tolerant to be photographed doing all sorts of things. Look for more Purple Gallinule photos in the future.