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Old Feb 6, 2010, 7:58 AM   #1
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About three weeks ago in Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, I observed a hawk with nest material fly to a group of Cypress Trees about 1/4 mile away. I could not locate the nest site.

Yesterday I located the site. Caught the pair mating and hopefully will be able to follow the family as the eggs are laid and chicks grow.

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Old Feb 6, 2010, 8:09 AM   #2
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Beautiful creatures and images. It will be interesting to follow the developments of the nest over the next while. Did it require much stealth, even with the 300mm lens, to get within range? (One might suspect that they were too occupied to notice.)

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Old Feb 6, 2010, 8:45 AM   #3
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Beautiful captures! I'm really happy with my 55-300 lens. Please keep these coming it would be fun to get updates on these two. Nice exposures.
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Old Feb 6, 2010, 9:51 AM   #4
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Very nice series!
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Old Feb 6, 2010, 4:12 PM   #5
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Great shots, I have enjoyed all of your Loxahatchee images. I will be in the area soon and hope to visit the park, any suggestions
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Outstanding series! You nailed them all.

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Old Feb 6, 2010, 5:07 PM   #7
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Great shots, I have enjoyed all of your Loxahatchee images. I will be in the area soon and hope to visit the park, any suggestions
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Walk out the "Marsh Trail" going south. At the first levee that it meets going west is an island that usualy has Anhinga and Heron nests in the Cypress. Continue south past the second levee going west and the stand of trees on the right has the Hawks Nest In this thread. The boardwalk by the nature center, west side, has had Great Horned Owls hanging out. They are hit and miss.

Always keep your eyes and ears alert. Watch for otters in the water, gators too. I would also look up directions to Green Cay Wetlands and Wokodahatchee Wetlands. They both have boardwalks going through them and are all within five to seven miles of each other.

Hope you have a good trip.

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Well Ed, when you get em you get em good!
I think #3 is real special.
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All are spectacular. I really like the 3rd one. Captured at just the right instant.

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Old Feb 6, 2010, 7:25 PM   #10
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Spectacular capture, Ed!

That snag almost looks as if it could have broken off at a most inopportune moment!

Now you need to find a Snail Kite nest. . . .
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