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Jess Yarnell
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Software geek by week, nature photographer on the weekend
Software geek by week, nature photographer on the weekend

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We welcomed back friends as our winter birds return to the yard. Recent arrivals include Gray Catbirds, House Wrens, Painted Buntings, and Palm Warblers.

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We were very fortunate that Hurricane Matthew stayed offshore.  We got 4 inches of rain and a long, boring day of wind.  The cats thought it was great because we brought all the patio furniture inside, giving them ample new places to hide.  Gosh they look…

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October 1 tends to be a good day in our backyard.  Often it’s the first day that we start seeing our winter Palm Warblers.  (I’ve been hearing warblers overhead for several weeks, but I’ve yet to see one.)  Sometimes October 1 brings cooler weather.…

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An early September walk at Orlando Wetlands Park yielded photos of Snowy Egrets, Belted Kingfisher, and other wading birds

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Finally!  A day off when it wasn’t raining!  So I dusted off my cameras and headed to photograph sunrise at Orlando Wetlands Park.  I got there just as the gate was being opened – perfect timing!  The sky was already lightening as I headed to one of my…

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My first 2016 trip to the Least Tern colony. I hoped for baby terns and got piggy-back rides instead.

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Images from my first sunrise outing of 2016. It was so good to be out on the beach!

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An early May photography expedition to the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive yielded Osprey, Red-winged Blackbirds, a surprise Sora, Common Gallinule chicks, and a cooperative Barn Swallow

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A quiet morning of bird photography at Lake Morton - Ruddy Ducks, Muscovy ducklings, American White Pelicans, and wise Wood Storks

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Painted bunting greenie bath time: lots of splashing in the dripping water proved enjoyable for both birds and the photographer! :)
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