A cold breezy morning was still good for photography at Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive – Drake Canvasback, Yellow Warbler, and American Bittern
A November photography trip to Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive yielded wintering ducks, a cooperative Belted Kingfisher, and fish for breakfast!
Lots of birds at Viera Wetlands, including Wilson’s Snipes, American Bitterns, an Osprey with Fish, courting egrets. Plus an elusive mystery snake!
The winter birds are coming back to Orlando Wetlands Park. We had a Painted Bunting, American Bittern, and a camera-shy Merlin
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
A fogbow and a falcon started off the morning at Viera Wetlands. Then nesting Great Blue Herons and a Belted Kingfisher charmed us…
I participated in the 2013 Lakeland Christmas Bird Count. Rarites included Nelson’s Sparrow, Franklin’s Gull, and White-Faced Ibis.
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 […]
Wow it was foggy this morning! It was all clear as I left Orlando, but the fog started when I hit I-4, and the Polk Parkway was crazy with fog. So I wasn’t anticipating seeing too much this morning at the Circle B Bar Reserve. I’m glad I was wrong! We saw tons of birds. […]
Today my dad and I led the final spring photo walk at the Circle B Bar Reserve. We had a very foggy morning, and due to the closing of the Marsh Rabbit Run trail, we took the group on the Alligator Alley trail. Between the fog and the reduced number of birds along Alligator Alley, […]
You know it’s springtime at Circle B Bar Reserve if you see the following: Trees are getting their leaves back Sandhill Cranes start sitting on nests! Baby eagles peek out to say hello People flock to the marsh to enjoy the warm weather The ducks head back home — see you next year! The birds […]
It’s amazing how different a place can look after two weeks. The weather kept me from Circle B last weekend, and I think it’s driven a lot of the birds away too. The ponds that used to be covered in American Coots and American Wigeons were virtually empty. Not an American White Pelican did […]
Bitterns were the highlight this morning at the Circle B Bar Reserve. I arrived at sunrise, and the cloudcover was much greater than the weatherman’s “Mostly Sunny” forecast. The sun shone on the landscape for about fifteen minutes, then it went behind clouds for most of the “golden light hour.” I didn’t hike as much […]
My dad and I had a great time this morning doing a “photo hike” at the Circle B Bar Reserve. We’d like to say thanks to the dozen or so brave people who came out early at 8:00 and braved the winds to see the birds. We enjoyed the time, and we hope that everybody […]
I headed to the Circle B Bar Reserve on my off-Friday determined to remember to check the eagle’s nest next to the Nature Center. I always seem to forget to walk over and check it on my way out! As I arrived at the nest, I saw one Bald Eagle sitting on it. Another eagle […]