Readers of my previous post may be thinking to themselves, “wait, she went to Joe Overstreet and didn’t get any pictures of birds on fenceposts?” Rest assured, I got plenty! Joe Overstreet is a rural road leading to Lake Kissimmee, and the habitat is great for Eastern Meadowlarks who love to perch on the fenceposts alongside the pavement.
The light angles are a little wonky, with the driver’s side window facing the sun in the mornings. So my first images were of backlit Savannah Sparrows also perching on posts. After the sun rose higher, I switched to shooting out the passenger window.
This particular visit was great for the 300+ bird flock of American Robins that was hanging out in the fields. I stopped and listened to their chatter, smiling to see them up close before they leave for spring migration. One after another perched obligingly on fenceposts for me!
I intended to drive to the lake and then slowly make my way back with the sun on the driver’s side of the window, but the thousands of Tree Swallows distracted me for a few hours! :) So my last photo of the day wasn’t actually a bird. It was a Fox Squirrel!
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Check out my Joe Overstreet Road page with more information about the location, map, website, photography tips, etc. It is archived by date so you can see my images from previous visits. Maybe you'll be inspired for your own trip!
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