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2019: Photographic Year in Review

December 31, 2019 - Migrant birds at Fort De Soto: Indigo Bunting, Baltimore Oriole, Yellow-throated Vireo, Black-throated Green Warbler Then as the weather warmed, I spent several happy weekend mornings crouched in the sand and water, photographing beach birds.... Read more


2000 Posts on catandturtle.net!

August 15, 2019 - ...Wow. This is my 2000th post on catandturtle.net! I started blogging regularly in 2008(ish) to document my cats, our Garden Craze, and the birds in my backyard. Little did I know how much I would come to love nature photography. To celebrate my 2000th post, I picked 12 of my favorite posts from over the […] Read more

A Rainbow of Color at Fort De Soto

April 29, 2012 - I found that the best spots were actually the oak trees in the picnic area.  I spotted a Yellow-Billed Cuckoo, male and female Rose-Breasted Grosbeak, and my first-ever male Baltimore Orioles and Scarlet Tanagers.... I went nuts when I started to see all the Baltimore Orioles flying around.  It seemed…... Read more