An Ash-throated Flycatcher, several kinds of sparrows, and a Painted Bunting posed for my camera at Lust Road
You can spend a whole morning photographing birds at Lust Road. Yesterday’s highlights included Ash-throated Flycatcher and Western Kingbird
Fantastic photography at the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive (LAWD) on a sunny winter morning. Ash-throated Flycatcher, Vermilion Flycatcher, Horned Grebe, and more!
A cloudy morning on Lust Road yielded most of the specialty birds, most of whom posed on fences! Silly birds…
A nice morning at the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive yielded my lifer Merlin and a Vesper Sparrow
Lust Road turned out to be great for uncommon birds, including Grasshopper Sparrow, Ash-throated Flycatcher, and Blue Grosbeak
After visiting the nesting Great Blue Herons at Viera Wetlands before Christmas, Michael and I drove down the road to the Moccasin Island Tract to see a rare Ash-throated Flycatcher in Florida. Ash-throated Flycatchers typically live in the western US, so this guy is a little far from home! We parked, spotted a flycatcher-like bird on a post, and I got two very quick shots before the bird flew off. Why is it that lifer shots are always bad ones? My settings were all off and I severely underexposed him! But at least I got a shot. Lightroom helped me lighten the image so that I could post it and add it to my Life List… A friendly Eastern Meadowlark was very cooperative for us. Maybe he felt badly that we didn’t get great shots of the Ash-throated Flycatcher, so he decided to pose. He sat on a fencepost and sang his heart out for us. It was very windy, and I was hand-handling the Beast. It was hard to keep the bird in the frame with the wind blowing so hard! I kept hoping he’d hop down to a berry bush below his fence, but he wasn’t that […]