Afternoon photography at a Black Skimmer colony, where courtship and nesting are definitely underway! Lots of good action photography
A stop at the Sanibel Lighthouse yielded a handful of migrant songbirds – Yellow Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler, and Painted Bunting
Sanibel shorebirds and seashells – the Least Tern colony is active and I photographed lots of fishy courtship behaviors!
Fun afternoon photographing Cape Coral’s famous Burrowing Owls, including a nest in sweet afternoon light that contained five babies!
Afternoon photography at a local pond, where the golden light was beautiful although the visiting Common Goldeneye didn’t appear
Some beautiful white Whooping Cranes make for a white Christmas in Florida
A foggy morning made for a beautiful sunrise, the Grasshopper Sparrow cooperated, and the Clay-colored Sparrow surprised me :)
A pair of Eastern Bluebirds serenaded me while I watched mixed flocks of passerines wake up and search for their breakfasts.
Photographs of a swallow murmuration, an amazing vortex of 5 million birds that swirls across the sky as the birds prepare to roost
Exploring the Marshall Hampton Reserve: hiking and coots and a singing Vireo
I stopped at PEAR Park last weekend for a birding scouting trip. Sparrows and kestrels and a fog bow, oh my!
My dad and I discovered Apple Snail Paradise and photographed Snail Kites
My dad and I came across a small pond full of happy Hooded Mergansers while we were out scouting for a Common Goldeneye.
My dad and I added Scissor-tailed Flycatcher to his life list. This Scissor-tailed Flycatcher is wintering at the Space Coast Regional Airport.
I finally saw a male Bufflehead over Christmas break. His feathers glistened in the sunlight – what a cool bird!
I thought Father Goose was unique on Lake Morton, but I found another goose in Orlando that has befriended a family of Muscovy ducklings :)
I saw my lifer Western Kingbird with my dad on a bird exploration expedition. It was a fun morning!
I went to Daytona Beach Shores to see the thousands of gulls that roost there. Blurs were my favorite way to convey the sheer numbers…
Rich and I headed to Daytona for birds and dinner. The Purple Sandpiper eluded us, but we did see some birds that weren’t purple!
I drove down to the Venice Rookery in mid-January to check out the nesting Great Blue Herons and Great Egrets.