Springtime bird photography at Lake Morton, Lakeland. Baby ducklings, birds in breeding plumage, nesting Mute Swans, cooperative Wood Ducks!
Both springtime and Red-Winged Blackbirds are in the air at the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive! Nesting is underway as birds molt into their breeding plumage
The Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive reopened just before Christmas. Even a foggy day there is a good day, complete with Merlin, Gadwall, American Wigeon, and a Vermilion Flycatcher!
My first visit to Viera Wetlands after Hurricane Irma yielded nesting Great Blue Herons, a fishing Belted Kingfisher, and first-of-fall coots!
A slow morning of photography at the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive made perfect by one juvenile Barn Swallow :)
Quick springtime walk at Lake Parker Park, with an Anhinga in breeding plumage and several beautiful Purple Gallinules
Exploring the Marshall Hampton Reserve: hiking and coots and a singing Vireo
The winter birds are coming back to Orlando Wetlands Park. We had a Painted Bunting, American Bittern, and a camera-shy Merlin
The weather forecast this morning was a little frightful (mostly cloudy), but the prospect of birding was delightful, so I headed to Viera Wetlands to celebrate a wonderful day off from work! It was great seeing Michael, Donna, and Mike as the Belted Kingfisher “Miss Viera Sushi” mocked us and evaded her favorite perch. We’ve having record […]
I photographed my lifer Clapper Rail at Merritt Island NWR last weekend, along with Sora and Long-tailed Duck, and an awesome sunset!
I played with my new 7D Mark II and the available birds – the coots! Coot glamour shots turned out to be fun. :)
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, […]
Each fall I look forward to the arrival of the American Coots at the Circle B Bar Reserve as a sign that our winter visitors are beginning to arrive. It’s just about time for the first groups of coots to show up at CBBR. Soon these waters will be covered in little black ducks… On […]
Here’s an appropriate post for my first day back to work – “on the run!” This was an American Coot from the Circle B Bar Reserve from last Wednesday. I love to try to catch them as they run across the water. I got several good frames from this one, so I stitched them together […]
I almost decided not to go to the Circle B Bar Reserve this morning. The forecast predicted a mostly cloudy morning, and the cloud cover over our house at 6am was thick. But I didn’t want to miss my last vacation opportunity to go to Circle B, so I went anyway. My dad likes to […]
I spent a very pleasant morning at the Circle B Bar Reserve yesterday morning. I arrived about half an hour before sunrise and made my way out to the Wading Bird Way trail. It’s one of my favorite sunrise locations on the reserve. I like to watch the sun peek out from over the trees […]
Last weekend at Circle B, a lone Redhead Duck hung out in a pack of American Coots.
Yesterday (Sunday) was a great morning for flight shots at the Circle B Bar Reserve. The sunrise was pretty, then the birds were flying from the lake on Wading Bird Way across the trail towards Lake Hancock. I saw Blue-Winged Teals, Green-Winged Teals, Gadwalls, American Wigeons, Northern Shovelers, and Mottled Ducks. The American Coots are […]
Yesterday (Saturday) was the October photo hike at the Circle B Bar Reserve. My dad and I led three enthusiastic birders around the trails at the reserve. Last year our walks were big and we had a wide variety of birding/photography skill levels. This year our walks have been very small, and today’s group of […]