Least Bittern

A Bittern-ly Foggy Morning at Lake Apopka

May 13, 2021 - A foggy morning yielded Least Bitterns in mid-April at Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive! plus Anhingas and Red-winged Blackbirds in breeding plumage

Barn Owlets

Barn Owlets

May 4, 2021 - My lifer Barn Owlets at their undisclosed nesting site. Fuzzy baby feathers and heart-shaped faces made these my cutest lifers to date!

Roseate Spoonbills at Stick Marsh

Spoonbill Heaven at Stick Marsh!

May 1, 2021 - A morning in Spoonbill Heaven yielded amazing flight shots of incoming Roseate Spoonbills as they collected sticks to build their nests

Eagle in Flight

Easter Sunrise at Orlando Wetlands

April 28, 2021 - Easter Sunrise at Orlando Wetlands Park yielded God rays and beautiful birds in flight - Roseate Spoonbill, Wood Stork, and Bald Eagle

Spring Morning at Lake Apopka

Biking Landscapes around Lake Apopka

April 22, 2021 - Beautiful biking landscape images and bird photography on a gorgeous spring morning at the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive

Wood Duck Pair in Flight

Wood Ducks in Flight at Lake Morton

April 19, 2021 - Wood Ducks in flight gave me my best images from my springtime photography walk at Lake Morton. Drakes calling and a mating pair in flight!

Lesser Scaup

A Foggy Walk around Lake Morton

April 10, 2021 - A foggy morning turned out to be good for photography with Mute Swans, Wood Ducks, Lesser Scaup, and a nesting Great Blue Heron pair

Black-necked Stilt

My First Bike Ride at LAWD

April 2, 2021 - Biking and birding and photography at Lake Apopka with beautiful breeding birds in flight! Black-necked Stilts and Anhingas

Mottled Duck

Lake Apopka without my Beast!

March 28, 2021 - A walk by Lake Apopka with my intermediate telephoto yielded nesting birds in flight and the courtship rituals of a Mottled Ducks

American Coots

Springtime Walk down Lust Road

March 22, 2021 - A springtime photography walk at Lust Road yielded Orange-crowned Warbler, mating coots, and Anhinga and woodpecker nests

American Robin

Birds on Fenceposts at Joe Overstreet Road

March 10, 2021 - Birds on fenceposts are easy to find at Joe Overstreet Road, where Eastern Meadowlarks, American Robins, and a Fox Squirrel charmed my camera

Tree Swallow

Tree Swallows Swarm at Lake Kissimmee

March 7, 2021 - A giant flock of Tree Swallows swarming around the shore of Lake Kissimmee made for a photography adventure. Which lens to grab first?

Gray-headed Swamphen

Wading Birds at Lust Road

February 16, 2021 - A walk down Lust Road yielded lots of wading birds: Coots, Common Gallinules, a hungry cormorant, and a beautiful Gray-headed Swamphen

Least Flycatcher

Lifer Least Flycatcher at Lust Road!

January 31, 2021 - I photographed my lifer Least Flycatcher at Lust Road, and I saw the Ash-throated Flycatcher too, along with waxwings and sparrows

Common Yellowthroat

Lust Road Birding: Lots of Little Birds!

January 28, 2021 - Birding at Lust Road yielded lots of little birds, including Cedar Waxwings, Swamp Sparrow, Common Yellowthroat, and Painted Bunting

Western Kingbird

Western Kingbirds Offer Me Flight Shots

January 24, 2021 - Three Western Kingbirds entertained me and gave me flight shot opportunities as they darted out from the power lines to hawk insects below

Bald Eagle

The Road Less Traveled

January 7, 2021 - A drive through country backroads led me to a beautiful pair of Bald Eagles who posed briefly for my camera

Gopher Tortoise

A Kestrel and a Gopher Tortoise

December 19, 2020 - A morning visit to Oakland Nature Preserve yielded an elusive American Kestrel, first-of-season American Goldfinches, and a gopher tortoise!

Leucistic Rock Pigeon

Silly Birds on the Shore of Lake Apopka

December 6, 2020 - Beautiful birds on a cloudy November day on the south shore of Lake Apopka - Bald Eagles, Ospreys being chased, and a Bronzed Cowbird

Black-bellied Whistling-ducks

Flight Shots around Lake Apopka

September 6, 2020 - A late August morning yielded flight shot bird photography opportunities on the south shores of Lake Apopka

Purple Gallinule

Purple Pole Vaulters!

September 2, 2020 - I spent a happy morning on the south shore of Lake Apopka watching the Purple Gallinules pretend to pole vault off the alligator flags

Saharan Dust Storm Sunset

Saharan Dust Cloud over Lake Apopka

August 4, 2020 - Sunset photography during the Saharan Dust Cloud in late June. The air was hazy as the sun's rays shone a dull orange over Lake Apopka

Cinnamon Teal among Blue-winged Teals

Uncommon Cinnamon Teal at Merritt Island

February 12, 2020 - I photographed my lifer Cinnamon Teal at Merritt Island. He gave me three wing-flaps as his feathers glistened in the afternoon sun

Mountain Bluebird

Rare Mountain Bluebird in Florida!

February 9, 2020 - A rare Mountain Bluebird visited FL in January 2020, posing for my camera as a nearby Eastern Bluebird wondered what the fuss was all about

Blue-winged Teal

A Walk Down Lust Road

February 6, 2020 - Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive bird photography - a walk down Lust Road yielded more birds than I usually see from the car

Eastern Bluebird

Bluebird Housing Shortage

January 15, 2020 - Four Eastern Bluebirds and one bluebird house - that's a housing shortage at the start of nesting season!