As my dad and I left Fort De Soto on his birthday outing, we stopped at a nearby Black Skimmer colony to check on the progress of the colony. The birds had staked their claim to a part of the beach, in the middle of a fairly busy section. The area was roped off, meaning […]
Exceptional morning of May shorebird photography at Fort De Soto with migrant Red Knots and Least & Royal Tern courtship
Afternoon photography at a Black Skimmer colony, where courtship and nesting are definitely underway! Lots of good action photography
Happy Mother’s Day!
Favorite photographic memories of 2015
Late afternoon is the best time at the Black Skimmer colony. The setting sun bathes the chicks in beautiful golden light as they eat fish
Another Father’s Day at the Black Skimmer Colony, where the nesting is running early this year and the babies were already two weeks old
This year’s first Black Skimmer colony visit yielded lots of skimming opportunities and plenty of piggy-back rides! Babies are on the way!!
2014 Year in Review: Favorite photographic moments, with lots of cute baby birds! The best moment was the Sandhill Crane hatching. :)
I helped survey the Lake Hancock Outfall Wetlands for the 2014 Lakeland Christmas Bird Count. Rarities included avocets, stilts, Snail Kites
The juvenile Black Skimmers grow up so quickly! Already they are flying and skimming like their parents.
I returned to Indian Rocks hoping to see the juvenile Black Skimmers head to the water and maybe fly. The surprise was the newborn chicks!
The week-old Black Skimmers are no longer wet from the egg, but they are still pretty cute! My favorite shot was a big baby yawn…
I returned to the beach for a second evening with the cute baby Black Skimmers, tiny clowns who are such a joy to photograph!
A visit to the beach with Black Skimmer hatchlings always yields cute photographic moments! Adorable shots from my favorite summer location
Recently hatched Black Skimmer chicks are always fun to photograph, especially when they play tug-of-war over a needlefish!
I often visit Lake Morton in Lakeland, but I had never ridden over to nearby Lake Mirror. Several photographer friends keep asking me if I have photographed the Mandarin Ducks there. The City of Lakeland introduced the mandarins and a couple of Shelducks, which are both exotic species (not native to Florida). I finally […]
I found some images from last summer that I had never processed. In August I spent several mornings at Indian Rocks Beach photographing the nesting Black Skimmers, but the skimmers weren’t the only birds who posed for me. The juvenile shorebirds also put on a show for the camera. I especially liked the juvenile terns, […]
I got to photograph a Snowy Owl in Florida! In the most gorgeous sunset golden light – it was incredible!!!
It’s hard to believe that tomorrow is going to be 2014! As I reflect on my photography over the past year, I find myself very blessed with amazing opportunities, photographing beautiful wildlife and meeting incredible people. Today’s post highlights my favorite photographic moments of 2013. Sandhill Crane Colts The year started out slow – I […]