Friday, June 25, 2010

Ring-billed Gull

June - near Black Skimmer
and Laughing Gull flocks, he stands
alone, Ring-billed Gull

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Black Terns

in mid-migration
Black Terns gather on the shore
around Tampa Bay

Thursday, June 17, 2010

American Oystercatcher

the American
Oystercatcher and her chicks:
watch out for the waves!

Magnificent Frigatebirds

one-hundred degrees
Magnificent Frigatebirds
sail over the pond

Roseate Spoonbills

the still pond reflects
a Roseate Spoonbill flock
in the morning light
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Snowy Egret

the Snowy Egret,
the weathered wood, the algae,
the light, or the mind?

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

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Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks

beneath the willow
two Black-bellied Whistling Ducks
beside the church lake
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Friday, June 11, 2010

Little Blue Heron

like a gangster bird
the Little Blue Heron squawks
out of his beak's side
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Killdeer & Black-necked Stilts

after a loud cry
Killdeer and Black-necked Stilts fly
to protect their young
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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Brown Thrasher

chased up from the ground
by a pack of unleashed dogs -
        the Brown Thrasher's safe

Loggerhead Shrike

hot June Afternoon
         a Loggerhead Shrike hunting
         from the ball field fence

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Yellow-crowned Night Heron

by the willow pond
the Yellow-crowned Night Heron
is not reflected

Eastern Screech Owl

in the morning sun
guarding the hollow palm stump 
an Eastern Screech Owl