Florida religious fundamentalists want to kill women for abortions

This video from the USA says about itself:

Christians Move To EXECUTE Women For Abortions

27 September 2016

Evangelical Christians in Florida have a new idea for a ballot initiative in 2018. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down.

Read more here.

Gray squirrel babies open their eyes for first time

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7 September 2016

Its Gray Squirrel Nesting season for 2016 in Florida – Three hours of squirrel kitten watching. One mother squirrel has two kits in the screech owl nest box in this video and another has very small kits in a flycatcher nest box in which I don’t have a camera. The birds are not using the nest boxes right now so this will work out OK – I’ll have the nest boxes secure by December for bird nesting season. These squirrel kittens just opened their eyes for the first time today.

Northern mockingbirds in Florida, USA

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7 September 2016

A pair of Northern Mockingbirds picking off ants on the fence for breakfast with a special guest appearance at the end of the video. This video is unusual on two counts – one the Mockingbirds are totally quiet because they are hunting, and two, they were relaxed enough to let me film them nearby. These birds are relatively low profile at ground level in the Florida Backyard as the Blue Jays run the show, but they dominate the high tree tops and fence-lines around the periphery. These birds often come to the bird bath for hygiene and water, but they never-ever visit the seed feeders, preferring instead to live off insects and fruit.

Florida cave diving video

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2 September 2016

In this northern Florida diving adventure, Jonathan teams up with cave diver Wayne Kinard and explores Ichetucknee Spring, otherwise known as “Jug Hole” in Fort White, Florida. This is Jonathan’s first real cave dive in Florida, and he learns how these caves are different from the caves in the Yucatan and Bahamas. It’s an epic cave diving adventure!

JONATHAN BIRD‘S BLUE WORLD is an Emmy Award-winning underwater science/adventure program that airs on public television in the United States.

Great egret and cypress in Florida, USA

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4 August 2016

A Great Egret hunting and a large Cypress Knee – two iconic symbols of the Florida Everglades. Both were in danger of extinction. The Egret is protected everywhere and protected cypress swamps like this one in Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park protect old growth cypress trees.

Technical note: One of the challenges of filming a large pure white bird in a dark swamp is the “white balance” setting on the camera – average white balance is not working as you’ll notice early in the video. There is really no way to fix overexposed white in post-processing.

The elegant Great Egret is a dazzling sight in many a North American wetland. Slightly smaller and more svelte than a Great Blue Heron, these are still large birds with impressive wingspans. They hunt in classic heron fashion, standing immobile or wading through wetlands to capture fish with a deadly jab of their yellow bill. Great Egrets were hunted nearly to extinction for their plumes in the late nineteenth century, sparking conservation movements and some of the first laws to protect birds.

A cypress knee is a term used in the biology of trees to describe the distinctive structures forming above the roots of a cypress tree of any of various species of the subfamily Taxodioideae. Their function is unknown, but they are generally seen on trees growing in swamps. Some scientists have thought they may help in oxygenation to the tree’s roots or assist in anchoring the tree in the soft, muddy soil.

Osprey eats fish in Florida

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30 July 2016

A magnificent Osprey enjoying a fish on the roadside. Always exciting to see these raptors up close – like most large raptors they have little fear of people. Ospreys also called “Fish Eagles” eat fish exclusively and are relatively common in Florida.