Roseate Spoonbill

Sunrise Glow at Orlando Wetlands

February 10, 2024 - Sunrise met fog and created a magical glow in the Orlando Wetlands. Then Roseate Spoonbills flew through the glow! Amazing photographic opportunities! :)

Bronzed Cowbird

Bronzed Cowbird at Newton Park

January 31, 2024 - Cold lake winds limited photography in early January, but I did locate the Bronzed Cowbird visitor to Lake Apopka. Plus Purple Gallinule and Bald Eagle

Common Gallinule Fight

Common Gallinules Fighting

January 27, 2024 - Fun for my camera with a pair of Common Gallinules fighting in a commotion of flapping wings, splashing waterdrops, and a fury of feet!

Belted Kingfisher

A New Year at Orlando Wetlands

January 22, 2024 - A cold January morning at Orlando Wetlands yielded a Belted Kingfisher, several Marsh Wrens, cooperative Black-bellied Whistling-ducks, and lots of other birds

Great Egret Golden Flight

Golden Hour at Orlando Wetlands

January 15, 2024 - A magical sunrise through the fog illuminated a pair of courting Great Egrets at Orlando Wetlands in early January.

Eared Grebe

Lifer Eared Grebe

December 29, 2023 - My lifer Eared Grebes were diving in a pond on a dreary rainy day. They were joined by Hooded and Common Mergansers and a Ruddy Duck

Baby American Oystercatchers

Baby American Oystercatchers

July 9, 2023 - Beautiful May morning spent lying in the sand photographing baby American Oystercatchers

Piping Plover

Five-Plover Morning at Fort De Soto

June 6, 2023 - Fort De Soto is one of the few places where you see see all five types of plover in one morning. Beautiful birds in spiffy breeding plumage!

Common Gallinule Chick

More Baby Birds at Lake Morton

May 21, 2023 - A springtime photography walk at Lake Morton yielded cute baby birds, waylaid migrants, and nesting swans. Plus beautiful Wood Ducks!

Royal Terns

Royal Tern Courtship

May 1, 2023 - Royal tern courtship is one reason I love to photograph at Fort De Soto in mid-April. Lots of fish, nagging females, and "piggy-back" rides!

Mute Swans

Swans in Love

April 27, 2023 - A pair of Mute Swans feels springtime love in the air as they perform a graceful courtship synchronized dance

Wood Duck with Ducklings

Ducks and Ducklings

April 25, 2023 - Lake Morton is a busy place in the spring, with nesting ducks and tiny ducklings showing up everywhere! Wood Ducks are everywhere this year!

Wood Ducks Squabbling

Baby Birds Coming To Lake Morton

April 23, 2023 - Springtime is great for baby birds at Lake Morton. From breeding ducks to little ducklings, there's always something fun to photograph!

Black Swans in Love

Springtime Fun at Lake Morton

April 19, 2023 - Springtime bird photography is always fun at Lake Morton, with nesting swans, baby ducks, and singing warblers

Great Blue Heron with Siren

Quiet Afternoon at Orlando Wetlands

April 15, 2023 - Rookery activity at Orlando Wetlands was waning in late March. A Great Blue Heron fought with his dinner as the Wood Storks flew in sticks

Wood Duck

An Unexpected Surprise – Wood Ducks

April 12, 2023 - Wood Ducks were active in Lakeland in mid-March. I saw a pair mate, then a small flock splashed around in the gorgeous morning light

Osprey with Fish

From the South Shore of Lake Apopka

April 10, 2023 - A quiet morning of bird photography on the south shores of Lake Apopka. Bonaparte's Gull, Forster's Tern, Wood Duck, and Osprey with Fish!

White Ibis Bath

More Fun from Orlando Wetlands

April 6, 2023 - Another fun afternoon of springtime bird photography at Orlando Wetlands. Vultures and herons and cranes and spoonies!

Gulls Fighting Over Fish

A Fish Tale from Lake Morton

April 2, 2023 - Two gulls fight over a fish on the shores of Lake Morton. It's easier to steal than to catch your own!

Sandhill Crane Colt Action Sequence

Fun Sandhill Crane Colt Action Sequence

March 28, 2023 - A fun Sandhill Crane colt action sequence where the older baby dances and body-slams his younger brother. The bully ended up on his belly!

Sandhill Crane Colts Squabbling

Sandhill Crane Colts!

March 27, 2023 - A special morning photographing Sandhill Crane colts at Orlando Wetlands. The tiny babies ate bugs under the watchful eyes of their parents

Anhinga Nest-Building

Breeding Birds at Lake Apopka

March 25, 2023 - On my afternoon bike ride I checked on the Great Blue Heron nest (no babies) and found Anhingas building their nest

Roseate Spoonbill with Nesting Material

Spring Vacation 2023

March 20, 2023 - Spring break 2023 was a great week for bird photography in Central FL! Sandhill Crane colts, nesting Roseate Spoonbills, & Great Egret chicks

Sunset at Orlando Wetlands

Sunset at Orlando Wetlands

March 18, 2023 - Bird photography fun at the rookery followed by a gorgeous sunset - it's just another afternoon at Orlando Wetlands Park!

Bald Eagle Grabs Siren

Adventures with an Eagle

March 16, 2023 - A Bald Eagle hunts for breakfast at Orlando Wetlands, finally grabbing a siren from the water and flying off with it

Roseate Spoonbill with Nesting Material

More Boardwalk Fun at Orlando Wetlands

March 14, 2023 - The new boardwalk at Orlando Wetlands is great for bird photography! Spoonbills, Limpkins, Kingfishers, and Coots that walk on water!

Roseate Spoonbill Flight Silhouette

Sunrise at Orlando Wetlands

March 13, 2023 - Sunrises at Orlando Wetlands can yield dramatic orange skies, accentuated by nesting birds flying in with sticks!

Northern Flicker

Afternoon Bike Ride at Lake Apopka

March 6, 2023 - Afternoon bike ride and photography at Lake Apopka yielded Northern Flicker, Gray-headed Swamphens, and a gorgeous Northern Shoveler

Redhead

More from Lake Morton

March 1, 2023 - Springtime walk at Lake Morton yields great light and great birds! Redhead, Wood Ducks, and American White Pelicans

American White Pelican

Golden Hour with the American White Pelicans

February 26, 2023 - Sometimes the lighting conditions, weather, and subjects come together in a magical way, like when the sun's glow illuminated these American White Pelicans

New Boardwalk at Orlando Wetlands

New Boardwalk at Orlando Wetlands

February 20, 2023 - The new Orlando Wetlands boardwalk gives photographers access to the cypress swamps, yielding dramatic sunrise landscapes and fun flight shots!

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Afternoon Walk at Lake Apopka

January 13, 2023 - An afternoon walk at the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive yielded warblers, Blue-winged Teal, and a ton of White Ibis!

American Avocets

American Avocets on North Beach!

May 22, 2022 - A small flock of 10 American Avocets surprised me at Fort De Soto in early May. Flight shots in breeding plumage = happy photographer!

Piping Plover

Spring 2022 Shorebirds on Outback Key

May 8, 2022 - Spring morning photographing shorebirds on Outback Key - Piping Plover, Snowy Plover, Reddish Egret, and surprise American Avocets