A November photography trip to Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive yielded wintering ducks, a cooperative Belted Kingfisher, and fish for breakfast!
Nesting is underway at Viera Wetlands, where Great Blue Herons, Anhingas, and Cormorants are claiming palm trees and showing off their breeding plumage
A cold, overcast day still turned up some good birds at the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive
Photographic highlights of the Lakeland Christmas Bird Count, Outfall Wetlands property. Best bird was Northern Waterthrush.
My first visit to Viera Wetlands after Hurricane Irma yielded nesting Great Blue Herons, a fishing Belted Kingfisher, and first-of-fall coots!
A fall walk at Orlando Wetlands Park gave me a chance to photograph our returning winter birds
A Labor Day photo outing at Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive yielded fall migrants: Yellow Warblers, Prairie Warblers, and the entertaining Belted Kingfisher
My dad and I spotted our first-of-fall Belted Kingfisher at the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive on July 16. Fall migration is underway!
An early September walk at Orlando Wetlands Park yielded photos of Snowy Egrets, Belted Kingfisher, and other wading birds
The Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive was more peaceful than the malls on this Black Friday! Little birds all over posed for my camera
A quiet nature walk at sunrise at Orlando Wetlands Park. Barn Swallows posed for me and the Belted Kingfishers are back in Florida!
The January field trip to the Lake Hancock Outfall Wetlands was photography paradise. 32 Fulvous Whistling Ducks! Flight shots galore…
A fogbow and a falcon started off the morning at Viera Wetlands. Then nesting Great Blue Herons and a Belted Kingfisher charmed us…
The beautiful sunrise made a great background for the nesting Great Blue Herons at Viera Wetlands. Silhouette courtship fun! :)
2014 Year in Review: Favorite photographic moments, with lots of cute baby birds! The best moment was the Sandhill Crane hatching. :)
Early morning in a sewage treatment plant – fun! The Viera Wetlands Belted Kingfisher came close as Michael protested his stolen sunrise
Michael and I spent the first cool fall day at Orlando Wetlands Park, where we enjoyed a sunrise, dancing Snowy Egrets, and a cute surprise!
This weekend I had the rare opportunity to visit the Circle B Bar Reserve in the afternoon. I’ve been there dozens of times in the morning, but I can probably count on one hand the number of times I’ve seen the sun set over the marshes. It’s always disconcerting to see the dramatically different afternoon […]
The winter birds are returning to the Circle B Bar Reserve! My dad and I had a great walk yesterday morning. We saw our first-of-fall Eastern Phoebes, Gray Catbirds, Marsh Wrens, and a surprise flock of American White Pelicans flying over the marsh. It was fun to welcome our birdy friends back to the Sunshine […]
I was leaving the Circle B Bar Reserve on Saturday morning when I noticed this Belted Kingfisher perched on a branch near the Heron Hideout trail. I was surprised that he was perched so close – usually they stay farther away. He let me position myself at a good sun angle, then gave me a […]