Christmas Eve Sunrise at Viera Wetlands

Christmas Coot!

December 24, 2015 - ...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 […] Read more

Red-winged Blackbird (Female)

Fall Walk at the Circle B Bar Reserve

October 7, 2013 - ...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, […] Read more

Even an Icky Day is Good at Circle B Bar Reserve

November 27, 2011 - Bird Species List (46 total): American Coot, American Goldfinch (FOS) (heard), American Robin, American Wigeon, Anhinga, Bald Eagle, Belted Kingfisher, Black-Bellied Whistling Duck, Blue Jay, Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, Blue-Winged Teal, Boat-tailed Grackle, Common Gallinule, Common Yellowthroat, Double-Crested Cormorant, Eastern Phoebe, Gadwall, Glossy Ibis, Gray Catbird (heard), Great Blue Heron, Great Egret,…... Read more

Sunrise with a Sora – Circle B Bar Reserve

November 21, 2011 - Bird Species List (33 total): American Coot, American Wigeon, Anhinga, Belted Kingfisher, Black-Bellied Whistling Duck, Black-Crowned Night Heron, Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, Blue-Winged Teal, Boat-tailed Grackle, Brown Pelican, Common Gallinule, Double-Crested Cormorant, Eastern Meadowlark (heard), Eastern Phoebe, Gadwall, Glossy Ibis, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, House Wren (heard), Limpkin, Little Blue Heron,…... Read more

Winter Birds are Returning to the Circle B Bar Reserve

October 23, 2011 - I was excited to get out there and see small groups of American Coots in the water.... Bird Species List (31 total): American Coot, American Kestrel, Anhinga, Bald Eagle, Belted Kingfisher, Black-Bellied Whistling Duck, Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, Blue-Winged Teal, Boat-tailed Grackle, Common Gallinule, Common Yellowthroat, Double-Crested Cormorant, Eastern Phoebe, Glossy Ibis,…... Read more

Lions and Bitterns and Rails, Oh My! Circle B Bar Reserve Never Disappoints

January 23, 2011 - So I turned my attention to the birds that were showing off: the Ring-Billed Gulls and the American Coots.... Ring-Billed Gull American Coot I liked the pale pink water in the two shots above, produced by the reflection of the pre-sunrise sky.... We don't normally take many pictures of the…... Read more

American Coot

Do Coots get Cooties?

November 30, 2010 - I had some fun pictures of the American Coots at the Circle B Bar Reserve this Sunday.... American Coot I really enjoy trying to photograph the coots as they run across the water surface.... American Coot Finally -- a duck ran toward me instead of away from me!... Read more

Where are all the birds at the Circle B Bar Reserve?

November 22, 2010 - Yellow-Rumped Warbler We reached Wading Bird Way and saw the usual crowds of American Coots.... Plane Species list: Anhinga, American Coot, Bald Eagle, Belted Kingfisher, Black-Bellied Whistling Duck, Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, Blue-Winged Teal, Common Moorhen, Double-Crested Cormorant, Eastern Phoebe, Glossy Ibis, Gray Catbird, Great Blue Heron, House Wren, Laughing Gull, Limpkin,…... Read more

American Coot

Seeing is Believing: There Really are Otters at the Circle B Bar Reserve!

November 14, 2010 - Blue-Winged Teals But the bird most visible on Wading Bird Way was by far the American Coot.... I got another fun "in the middle of a run across the water" shot: American Coot We headed back on Marsh Rabbit Run, walking almost all the way back to Heron Hideout when…... Read more

American Coot

More Winter Birds Have Arrived at the Circle B Bar Reserve

November 12, 2010 - Blue-Winged Teal I reached Wading Bird Way and saw hundreds of American Coots.... This was my best shot: American Coots An Anhinga was in his usual place on the buoys halfway down the trail.... Species list: Anhinga, American Coot, Bald Eagle, Belted Kingfisher, Black-Bellied Whistling Duck, Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, Blue-Winged Teal,…... Read more