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A pair of baby white egrets rest in their nest on Tuesday (4/25/17) at a rookery in a retention pond off Embassy Drive in Port Richey. The rookery contains colonies of breeding birds where, during nesting months of December through May, great blue herons, great egrets, anhingas, snowy egrets, cattle egrets, glossy ibises, green herons, tricolored herons, black-crowned hight-herons and wood storks can be observed busily building, enhancing their nests, courting, incubating eggs, and feeding their young.DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times

All Eyes photo gallery: Birds find haven at a rookery in Port Richey

As spring weather moves into warmer temperatures, Florida's wildlife also changes with the season, as shown in this photo gallery of birds at a rookery in a retention pond off Embassy Drive in Port Richey. The rookery contains colonies of breeding birds where, during nesting months of December through May, great bl …

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  1. All Eyes photo gallery: Police agencies combine forces for Special Olympics torch run

    Blogs

    Law enforcement agencies from all over Pinellas County participated In the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Wednesday, April 26th. They ran the Torch for Special Olympics to bring attention to the many sports programs available to the intellectually disabled. The run started at the St. Petersburg …

    Paul B. Stephens ESE Center student Nick Dimeo leads the group of law enforcement officers to the finish line at his school Wednesday afternoon 4/26/17 in the Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. The schools students lined the bus circle to cheer as the runners arrived. Dimeo was given the torch to carry in the schools parking lot.
  2. All Eyes photo gallery: Birds find haven at a rookery in Port Richey

    Wildlife

    As spring weather moves into warmer temperatures, Florida's wildlife also changes with the season, as shown in this photo gallery of birds at a rookery in a retention pond off Embassy Drive in Port Richey.

    A pair of baby white egrets rest in their nest on Tuesday (4/25/17) at a rookery in a retention pond off Embassy Drive in Port Richey. The rookery contains colonies of breeding birds where, during nesting months of December through May, great blue herons, great egrets, anhingas, snowy egrets, cattle egrets, glossy ibises, green herons, tricolored herons, black-crowned hight-herons and wood storks can be observed busily building, enhancing their nests, courting, incubating eggs, and feeding their young.
  3. Gibbs theater group announces new twist for "Evita"

    News

    The Pinellas County Center for the Arts is presenting a new twist on the musical, "Evita," when it opens April 26. The director, Keven Renken, decided to use multiple actresses to portray the complex public figure Eva Peron and the different roles she played in her personal and political life.

    Before dress rehearsal for "Evita" at the Pinellas County Center for the Arts magnet program at Gibbs High School Monday, April 24, 2017, the five Eva Perons put on their makeup. Seniors front to back, Justine Nelson as the young Eva, Mia Strickland as the social climbing Eva, Amanda McAllister as the "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina" Eva and Michelle Helmus as the political wife Eva,  and junior Taylor Aronson as the dying Eva. [CHERIE DIEZ   |   Times]
  4. Photo gallery: Paul McCartney through the years

    News

    The rumors are true: Paul McCartney is indeed coming to Tampa for the first time in 12 years. He'll perform at Amalie Arena on July 10, venue officials announced Tuesday. Tickets are $31.25 and up and go on sale at 10 a.m. May 1. See amaliearena.com or check back here soon for more details.

    [PAUL MCCARTNEY](MPA101) MINNEAPOLIS, May 24-- Paul McCartney looks out at the audience during his show at the Metrodome in Minneapolis Sunday. (AP Photo) (db/es20000mbr-Star Tribune/Tom Sweeney) 1993  ST. PAUL OUT  MPA101
  5. The 20 best photos of the week: Pope Francis, rocket launches, protests, adorable ducklings and more

    World

    This week's collection of the most interesting photos from around the world features the aftermath of a shooting on the Champs-Elysees, three Easter-related images, protesters in Kashmir and Venezuela, dueling rocket launches, a hologram giving a speech and, of course, animals doing cute things.

    Cows stand on a snow-covered meadow near Unterthingen, Germany, Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Weather forecasts predict changeable weather with low tempertures. (Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/dpa via AP)
  6. Everyday Tampa Bay: Doug Hughes finally sends his letters to Congress, minus the gyrocopter (w/video)

    Human Interest

    Doug Hughes, the former mail carrier who landed his gyrocopter on the west lawn of the U.S. Capital to protest big money in politics, finally achieved what he set out to do two years ago.

    Activist Doug Hughes, right, delivers his protest letters to Congress the old fashioned way, by taking them to the Riverview Post Office, Wednesday, April 12, 2017.  Two years ago he had the letters strapped to the wheels of a gyrocopter and landed them on the west lawn of the U.S. Capital before being quickly arrested.  He marked the anniversary of his flight by mailing the protest letters, with stamps, by hand.
  7. The most expensive home in Tampa Bay history sold this week. Here's a look at Century Oaks over the years.

    Real Estate

    With the news of the sale of Century Oaks for a record-setting $11.18 million, we decided to dip into our archives for some historical photos of the fabled Clearwater estate. …

    [George Trabant   |   Times] September 25, 1955 - The Brown Estate called "Century Oaks" was willed to Clearwater's St. Cecelia's Catholic church.  In this photo, purple globes throw soft light over garden at night, matching color of lily blossoms.  Marble stairway leads from middle terrace to pool on bottom level.  


  8. From the archives: Answers for yesterday's St. Petersburg history photo quiz

    Human Interest

    For those of you who tried to identify the buildings in yesterday's 1957 photo of downtown St. Petersburg, you'll find the answers below.

    January 3, 1957 - Downtown St. Petersburg, FL.