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Northern Wheatear September 19, 2006 ENP( Left) A Northern Wheatear, a tundra-breeding member pf the thrush family and rare visitor to the US appeared in Everglades National Park in mid-September, 2006. This was probably only the sixth reported occurence of this species in Florida, and the first time this vagrant has appeared in the Everglades.
Little Blue Heron on Patio SEP06
This adult Little Blue Heron (Right) decided to rest on our back patio as I took a break from planting tomatoes. September, 2006.

Wood Stork from patio September 06(Left) Wood Stork feeding , also seen from our patio the same day.

Front view of our house(Right) Our house, front view.

Largemouth Bass(Left) Ken caught this Largemouth Bass from our back yard.

Back view of our home
(Right) Our house, viewed from the park diagonally across the lake.

View of Monaco Cove Lake from patio(Left) Click on this picture to see a scrolling panoramic view of Monaco Cove Lake from our rear patio.

Monaco Cove Lake Panorama
(Right) Here is another scrolling panoramic view of our house from the southern shore of the lake.

Pato El Presidente

(Left) The crusty old "Alpha" Muscovy Drake whom we call "Pato El Presidente."

Mama Muscovy with 14 ducklings

(Right) One of "El Presidente's" ducks with her 14 newly hatched ducklings. Within a week, her brood had been reduced to only 4.
We witnessed one being eaten by a bass.
 Others probably fell prey to turtles, raccoons, hawks,
 herons and possibly alligators.
Alligator Sign

(Left) Our lake communicates with the nearby Everglades via culverts.
We only saw an alligator on two occasions, a small one about 2 feet long.
Sunrise over Monaco Cove

(Right) Sunrise can be spectacular, especially during the rainy season.
Clouds form along the Atlantic coast, about 18 miles to the east
Green Iguana

(Left) A Green Iguana, the first I have seen in our neighborhood.
Good swimmers, they are often mistaken for alligators.
Exotic Fish 09 FEB 2007

(Right) I caught this fish on February 9, 2007 from the back yard.  Surface
was very calm but bass were not taking floating lures. Switched to Rapala
floater that dives about 3 to 5 feet deep.Had very hard strike
and longer fight than larger bass usually give. Brought up
this exotic fish. Cannot find a photo that matches it.
 Looks like a cichlid, perhaps some species of tilapia or guapote.
Click on the photo to bring up a close-up view of the fish.

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