Thursday, February 2, 2017

Crops & Clips: Flashback to February, 2014

While remembering events in February, three years ago, I was able to find photos depicting some favorite memes: Critters, Wild Birds, Fences, Sky, Reflections, Flowers, Seasons, and wordless beauty. Nary a cloud in any of my sky shots. It was a very dry month.

Flashing forward and hoping this month in 2017 will be less stressful than last. It is starting out beautifully! 

Visit to Long Key Nature Center, February 20, 2014:

Long Key Nature Center 20140218

"Glory" and "Honor," the 12th and 13th eaglets known to have hatched in the nest we have been monitoring since 2007, and the last progeny of Joy, the first female, who suddenly disappeared that autumn. Photo taken on  February 1, 2014:

Bald Eagle eaglets P Piney 12 and 13 2-20140201

Male Bald Eagle (Pride) roosting in adjacent tree:

Bald Eagle male 20140201

Eastern Towhee with yellow eyes, at Chapel Trail Preserve in Pembroke PInes on February 2, 2014:

Eastern Towhee - white-eyed 20140202

Limpkin in flight at Chapel Trail, February 3:

Limpkin in flight 3-20140203

 Great Egret, also at Chapel Trail, February 3:


Great Egret 3-20140203

Pair of Burrowing Owls at Vista View Park, February 18:

Burrowing Owls pair2 20140218

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron display in our local rookery, February 24:

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron display 05-20140224

Great Egret reflection, February 17:

Great Egret 20140217

Zebra heliconian on Lantana bloom:

Zebra heliconian underside 2-20140204

 Monarch on Ligustrum:


Monarch 20140221

Glory and Honor on February 25 at age of 45 days:

Bald Eaglets Glory and Honor at 45 days age 20140225

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in our back yard Mahogany tree, February 28:

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2-20140228

Sapsucker damage to the tree, February 28. Happily, the tree recovered in spring:

Sapsucker damage 6-20140228

Valentine's Day moon, February 14:


Valentine Day moon 20140214

 Views of the boardwalk at nearby Chapel Trail Preserve on February 9:

Chapel Trail boardwalk2 20140207

Chapel Trail boardwalk 20140207


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Linking to Misty's  CAMERA CRITTERS,

Linking to Eileen's SATURDAY'S CRITTERS,

Linking to GOOD FENCES by Gosia

Linking to SKYWATCH FRIDAY by Yogi, Sylvia and Sandy

Linking to WEEKEND REFLECTIONS by James

Linking to BirdD'Pot by Anni

Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday by Stewart

Linking to Today's Flowers Friday by Denise

Linking to Wordless Wednesday (on Tuesday) by NC Sue

Linking to ALL SEASONS by Jesh

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Please visit the links to all these memes to see some excellent photos on display

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24 comments:

  1. I love to see your Eastern Towhee with yellow eyes! But I came for Good Fences :-)

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  2. Such wonderful photos! It's sad that Joy disappeared; the fact that it's just the way of nature doesn't take away the hurt.

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  3. Love the wooden ramp photo and beautiful nature shots!

    Wishing you a lovely weekend ~ ^_^

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  4. Kenneth, I never tire of your posts and photos, and I have thoroughly enjoyed this, another magnificent series! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  5. great eagle. Thanks for joining to my fences

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  6. What wonderful photos and nice to look back at years past. I need to work on photos this afternoon! Enjoy your weekend. I know it's been a hard week. Your friend, Diane

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  7. Great fences and lots of wonderful birds. The Limpkin was such a different looking bird (I've never seen one). Loved those owls.

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  8. That pic of the Night-heron displaying is amazing!

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  9. Lovely photos, thanks for sharing your part of the world with us.

    Diana

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  10. A delightful look back Kenneth. I loved especially seeing Glory and Honour in their nest - cool! What a difference 45 days makes :D)
    A beautiful collection of photos and birds. I hope your days are happier, all the best and cheers from over the pond :D)

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  11. Rosy, incredible shots! I'm in awe of folks such as yourself who do a fabulous job capturing birds. The male bald eagle is just beautiful and the pair of Burrowing owls are cute. I've not seen a Zebra butterfly before - how cool! Thanks for sharing. I'm visiting from the SWF hop. Have a good weekend!

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  12. Fascinated by your beautiful bird photos. Absolutely adore the image of the yellow-crowned night heron. I have never seen a bird like this before. Stunning.

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  13. WOW! That Yellow crownd Night-heron is a fantastic image Kenneth and I love the rflection shot but really as usual all your photographs are great. I hope you have a wonderful weekend

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  14. I like the boardwalk. Looks like a perfect place to capture some great shots!

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  15. Hello, Ken! I love the eaglets and the eagle photos. The Burrowing Owls are awesome too. Great birds and sightings. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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  16. Wonderful series of images. Great memories.

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  17. These are all wonderful shots- but the heron- WOW! Have a great weekend!

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  18. towhee so colorful and sweet great shots

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  19. You've got some great shots here. And what you are doing is so worthwhile. Kudos.

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  20. Love, love LOVE the breeding display of the Night Heron. Wow. Incredible. I don't want to go any further...I am so awed by that image. But I will....the eagle and eaglets, fantastic, the burrowing owls [not one but TWO!!] which I'd be ecstatic to sight, oh....and the towhee. Jealous of that one too, I am.

    Thanks so much for adding your post link at I'd Rather B Birdin' this week. Your participation is always appreciated.

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