Springtime Stroll at Circle B Bar Reserve

March 2, 2017 - All morning I examined every Anhinga that I saw, asking each of them, "Are you in breeding colors?"  Finally as we approached the Four Corners intersection I found one with some color....  One of my favorites was filled with birds: Anhingas, grackles, a perched Belted Kingfisher, and a couple of…... Read more


Signs of Spring at the Viera Wetlands

April 22, 2012 - I went to Viera in hopes of photographing the babies on this nest, and I was disappointed to find that the nest no longer was there.  However, there were other juvenile Anhingas on other palms, just farther away than "my" nest.  One palm housed two juveniles, and another housed three,…... Read more

Nesting Season Winds Down at Polk Rookery

July 10, 2011 - These two guys cracked me up.  The juvenile Double-Crested Cormorant was begging for food, fussing like crazy.  He flapped his wings and threw his head around, and the longer the other bird ignored him, the fussier he got.  I guess he didn't care that the other bird was an Anhinga! …... Read more


Spoon-Feeding at the Polk Rookery

May 29, 2011 - Herman took my dad and me out in his boat again this morning.  The Polk Rookery has changed considerably since my last visit in March.  Then the birds were building their nests, and Great Egrets, Wood Storks dominated the Brazilian Pepper.  Today the rookery was filled with fledgling birds of…... Read more

Spring Morning at Viera Wetlands

April 17, 2011 - There were Anhinga nests out there, and Cattle Egrets seemed to be nesting there as well.  Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks kept flying in and out too.  Dyeyo and I wished we could hop in a boat and get closer.  I had to settle for using The Beast and a 1.4x teleconverter. …... Read more

Let’s Go Build a Nest! (Polk Rookery)

March 20, 2011 - Augustine Alligator Farm Rookery, this one is totally wild.  There were hundreds of birds there, most of them sporting their breeding plumages.  We saw Great Egrets, Wood Storks, Roseate Spoonbills, Black-Crowned Night Herons, White Ibises, Great Blue Herons, Snowy Egrets, Tricolored Herons, Little Blue Herons, Brown Pelicans, Double-Crested Cormorants, Anhingas,…... Read more

Finally! I Photographed a Painted Bunting at the Circle B Bar Reserve!

February 13, 2011 - Ring-Billed Gull An Anhinga posed nearby.... Anhinga The Eagle Roost trail was rather empty, like usual.... Eagle nest Species List: American Bittern, American Coot, American Goldfinch, American Robin, American White Pelican, Anhinga, Bald Eagle, Belted Kingfisher, Black Vulture, Black-Bellied Whistling Duck, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Blue-winged Teal, Boat-tailed Grackle, Caspian Tern, Cattle…... Read more

Magical Sunrise at Circle B Bar Reserve

June 13, 2010 - Purple Gallinule Across the dike and down a bit is the Black-Necked Stilt nest.  We heard the mother fussing before we saw the stilts today.  The babies have gotten bigger, and I guess the mother isn't quite as protective now, because there was a pair of Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks right…... Read more

Slow Morning at Circle B Bar Reserve

June 6, 2010 - Common Moorhen Nearby, an Anhinga was sitting on a post, stalking fish for his breakfast.  He seemed to be thinking about flying away, and I waited for a while trying to get the flight shot, but he didn't want to cooperate (even after Dyeyo walked towards him, "talking" to him!) …... Read more

Sunrise at Circle B Bar Reserve

May 29, 2010 - It was fun to look across and see my "Cormorant Tree" filled with Double-Crested Cormorants and Anhingas.... Juvenile Common Moorhen A few yards later, we came across an Anhinga sunning himself.... Anhingas were very (very!) common birds at Circle B last fall, but became pretty scarce after the winter freezes.... Read more

Bird-watching at Circle B Bar Reserve

December 23, 2009 - Roseate spoonbill There are so many anhingas at this reserve!  The line, "Hey, there's an anhinga displaying!" has almost gotten to be a joke, because you see them everywhere.  I thought I got pretty nice pictures of this guy's front and back today.... Anhinga Anhinga Some of the trees are…... Read more