Posing Pretty

October, 26, 2012 - ...On my last sunrise visit to Circle B, I turned around and found this grackle sitting on a post behind me.  She looked so pretty with her feathers glistening in the sun.  She just begged me to take her picture…and even if she’s “just a grackle,” I was happy to do so! Read more

Signs of Spring at the Viera Wetlands

April, 22, 2012 - ...Last weekend I spent a morning at the Viera Wetlands.  It was a cloudy morning, with sunshine in spurts, and I was just happy to be outside.  The Great Blue Herons chicks are growing up quickly, as I wrote about last week.  There were also many other signs of springtime around the wetlands.  Sometimes the […] Read more

Yellow-Billed Cuckoo on Marsh Rabbit Run!

August, 5, 2011 - Bird Species List (21 total): American Coot, Anhinga, Black-Bellied Whistling Duck, Boat-tailed Grackle, Common Moorhen, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Killdeer, Limpkin, Little Blue Heron, Mourning Dove, Northern Bobwhite (heard), Northern Cardinal, Osprey, Purple Martin, Red-winged Blackbird, Sandhill Crane, Tricolored Heron, White Ibis, Wood Stork, Yellow-Billed Cuckoo... Read more

Lions and Bitterns and Rails, Oh My! Circle B Bar Reserve Never Disappoints

January, 23, 2011 - Northern Shoveler Northern Shoveler A Boat-Tailed Grackle sat on a post and fussed his head off.... :-D Boat-Tailed Grackle We headed down the Marsh Rabbit Run trail, feeling like the light was all backwards (since we're used to hiking it in the opposite direction).... But he had a Sora on…... Read more

Cloudy, Breezy Days are Great for Bird-Watching at Gatorland’s Bird Rookery

July, 3, 2010 - I looked up to see this parent and baby pair of Boat-tailed Grackles leaving the cover of the boardwalk to go hop around in the branches of the nearby trees.... Adult Boat-tailed Grackle The juvenile bird's eyes are not quite as bright as the adult, and the feathers don't have…... Read more