A foggy spring morning at Circle B Bar Reserve yielded nesting Great Blue Herons, a wading bird feeding frenzy, and a flock of mixed passerines
Foggy mornings can still be good for photography at Circle B, especially when the birds cooperate with you!
Winter birds are coming back to the Circle B Bar Reserve. Our quick trip yielded Eastern Phoebes, Common Yellowthroats, and Palm Warblers.
A Barred Owlet learns how to climb as his parents share precious moments in the trees above him.
Springtime at the Circle B Bar Reserve yields great birds, including a Tufted Titmouse mid-air interception and a nesting pair of Great Blue Herons
Springtime birds at Circle B…American Robins, the Barred Owl, Swamp Sparrows, and a huge flock of Yellow-rumped Warblers!
The new bird blind at Circle B will be great for viewing ducks, but on this morning, my best shot from the blind was a yawning Anhinga!
My dad and I walked a ton at the Circle B Bar Reserve on Sunday. Great shots of Black-bellied Whistling Ducks and Blue-gray Gnatcatchers!
Quiet morning at the Circle B Bar Reserve, in search of my favorite “pole vaulters”, the Purple Gallinules on alligator flag reeds
On a cloudy day over Christmas break, I started the morning at Lake Morton and then made a stop to look for the Peregrine Falcon at the Circle B Bar Reserve. The Peregrine Falcon had been hanging around for several weeks, and I wanted to get some non-captive shots of this pretty species. It was […]
As you will read in upcoming blog posts, the weather wasn’t so great over my Christmas vacation. So when the forecast called for sun today, I headed for a nice walk at the Circle B Bar Reserve. I wasn’t the only one, either! There were tons of people there. I took the Alligator Alley trail […]
On the last day of Thanksgiving break, my dad and I were excited to take his friend Dr. B to the Circle B Bar Reserve. Dr. B has been to lots of fun places to photograph, but it was his first time at Circle B. We arrived just before sunrise and found a gray, nasty […]
Michael Libbe and I had two goals on our recent trip to the Circle B Bar Reserve: to photograph the yellow flowers at sunrise, and to go chasing lifers! A group of Fulvous Whistling Ducks has started to hang out at Circle B, and while I’ve caught a few quick glimpses of them, they would […]
The yellow flowers are back at the Circle B Bar Reserve! Each year in November, the marsh landscape bursts into color with the blooms of the burr marigolds. These flowers are of the scientific genus bidens, and another common name for them is beggartick. They are native to Florida and grow well in swampy locations like […]
Yesterday at the Circle B Bar Reserve, Michael and I came across a group of White Ibis in my “treasure tree” along the Heron Hideout trail. I’ve had many lifers in that tree, but I almost passed it without a second glance when I saw just a few common White Ibises at the treetop. Then […]
This weekend I had the rare opportunity to visit the Circle B Bar Reserve in the afternoon. I’ve been there dozens of times in the morning, but I can probably count on one hand the number of times I’ve seen the sun set over the marshes. It’s always disconcerting to see the dramatically different afternoon […]
The winter birds are returning to the Circle B Bar Reserve! My dad and I had a great walk yesterday morning. We saw our first-of-fall Eastern Phoebes, Gray Catbirds, Marsh Wrens, and a surprise flock of American White Pelicans flying over the marsh. It was fun to welcome our birdy friends back to the Sunshine […]
Yesterday I finally made it out for a fall walk at the Circle B Bar Reserve. I haven’t been there in months! It felt great to get back out on the trails. I love photographing along the Heron Hideout trail early in the morning on these early fall days. The light is golden and gorgeous, […]
I received some good news yesterday. The Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program‘s 2014 calendar will again feature one of my images. They picked one of my favorite sunrise shots from the Circle B Bar Reserve. I love how the sky reflects in the water as the sun peeks out through the clouds. Look for […]
I’m so behind on my blog. It’s that time of year when I’d rather be out with my camera than sitting behind a computer! Recently I wrote about my quest to see Bobolinks at the Circle B Bar Reserve. Bobolinks are migratory birds that make a stop-over at Circle B every May during their migration […]