Return of the Red Belly

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Red Belly Woodpecker – Warriors Path State Park – May 2015

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Right Light – Warriors Path State Park – May 2015

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Still no belly check. The red on this woodpecker’s head is magnificent, I wonder is it a regional difference (Tennessee vs Florida) or breeding plumage?

Quote found at https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/conservation

Sunday Morning

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Special Spot – Orlando Wetlands Park – May 2015

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Female Boat Tail Grackle – Orlando Wetlands Park – May 2015

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Just back from a week in Tennessee. Lots of pictures to sort through. Lots of history visited there – lots of sadness about the destruction of the old growth forests and treatment of the native Americans that the early settlers did. Much like what was done here in Florida only a century before. But first a visit the wetlands and see what’s happened there in a week.

Quote found at https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/inspirational

Northern Shovelnose

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Napkin Please – Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge – March 2015

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Big Stretch – Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge – March 2015

“A man is but a product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Northern Shovel-nose ducks have lots of personality. They seemed to pose for every shot. These photos are from March, the ducks have long ago headed north.

Quote found at http://thinkexist.com/quotations/personality/