We haven’t been able to walk much lately because of the rains. I’m curious if the Black-necked Stilts are still hanging around the pond in the back of Spinnaker Cove. They seem to be around at twilight and they don’t let me get very close…two factors that work against my camera!
This morning I was off to Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge (MINWR) in search of baby Black-Necked Stilts. I’d seen a very photographable nest there last weekend, and I was hoping to see chicks there today. At first I was disappointed – the nest was deserted. But I drove around some more and found some […]
Can you imagine going through life with ridiculously long red legs? It’s not often that I devote a Beyond The Backyard blog post exclusively to one bird. But after spending the morning at the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, I had a ton of great images of Black-Necked Stilts. They are all over! I found […]
Dyeyo and I went to the Circle B Bar Reserve this morning in search of Bobolinks. These migratory birds can only be found at Circle B for a couple of weeks a year, in the spring during their migration back north. Various people on the Circle B Flickr page have seen Bobolinks, and Dyeyo found […]
There is usually a Black-Necked Stilt at the pond behind Lakehurst these nights. Sometimes there are two, but more often one. I wonder if there’s a nest nearby?? I’d love to have babies close by!
Happy Mother’s Day! Dyeyo and I spent a few hours at the Circle B Bar Reserve this morning before going to spend some time with my mom. It seemed appropriate that we saw a bunch of baby birds with their moms today. :) We hiked the Alligator Alley loop this morning, starting just after sunrise. […]
This morning started out slow at the Circle B Bar Reserve. We’re getting into the time of year when there are fewer birds at the reserve, and you don’t get as many great photo ops as you do during the winter. But I find that the baby birds are just as fun to photograph as […]
The windy weather forecast kept me at home this morning. So Rich and the cats and I had a lazy morning. It can be nice to stay at home and enjoy your backyard birds, too! I’m pretty sure there is a Brown Thrasher nest in the backyard. I’ve been seeing Brown Thrashers in the yard […]
After hearing time after time about how great the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge is, Dyeyo decided that he wanted to go with me and see it. It was a pretty foggy morning, but the sun burned off the fog just as we arrived at the refuge around 8:30. The Birdbrains have been saying that […]
Dyeyo and I enjoyed our hike around the Circle B Bar Reserve again this morning. We saw our usual assortment of birds and babies, plus a few surprises… The Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks continue to make Circle B their summer home. Their calls can be heard all over the marshes at all hours of the morning. […]
The sunrise at the Circle B Bar Reserve this morning was magnificent! The drive over from Orlando was very very foggy, and as the sun rose and burned off the fog over the marsh, the light was just beautiful. I looked over at a common bunch of grasses, illuminated by the sunrise. The golden glow […]
Dyeyo and I went to the Circle B Bar Reserve at 6:30 this morning to enjoy the early morning light with our birds. Unfortunately, the sun didn’t really come up because it was so cloudy. We still had a good time birding. The first bird we saw was this Little Blue Heron, who posed for […]
The peak bird migration is definitely past, and some would say that this is the “slow period” for birding at Circle B Bar Reserve. Dyeyo and I are finding that the babies popping up throughout the preserve still make our walks very rewarding! This morning we arrived at the Circle B Bar Reserve at dawn […]
It was very hot but very fun to be back at the Circle B Bar Reserve this morning. Dyeyo and I took a nice long hike and saw some neat birds. I saw my first Eastern Meadowlark! I’ll wait until I have a better picture to post one, though. When we first arrived, we saw […]