Hooded Oriole

2019: Photographic Year in Review

December 31, 2019 - Rich and I got to take a couple of much-anticipated trips to Cape Coral for Burrowing Owls and the beaches for nesting birds and turtles.... Beach photography at Fort De Soto: Black-bellied Plover in flight, Red Knot, Royal Tern courtship, Least Tern courtship, Black Skimmers, Black-bellied Plover in breeding plumage…... Read more

Burrowing Owl

Burrowing Owls in Cape Coral

May 2, 2019 - For years I've been wanting to visit Cape Coral during Burrowing Owl nesting season.... Cape Coral has the largest population of breeding Burrowing Owls in Florida.... I've enjoyed photographing Burrowing Owls in the past, both in Central Florida and at Brian Piccolo Park in southeast Florida.... Read more

Burrowing Owl

Week One: First Glimpses of the Burrowing Owl Family

June 30, 2013 - This spring I had the awesome opportunity to regularly observe a Burrowing Owl family....  Burrowing Owls can be so expressive, but I must admit that they were not exciting photographic subjects, sitting on fenceposts and sleeping....  Burrowing Owls are typically about two weeks old when they first venture outside for…... Read more

Burrowing Owl

Burrowing Owls at Brian Piccolo Park

June 22, 2012 - I made it to Brian Piccolo Park this year after all!  When Rich and I went to West Palm Beach to visit the turtles, we planned to also visit Butterfly World.  I've been wanting to visit the free-flight hummingbirds there ever since I saw Jamie's incredible photo of the butterfly…... Read more

Burrowing Owl

Eyes on You

June 2, 2012 - I was very excited to have an unexpected opportunity to photograph a Burrowing Owl family last weekend.  It was a rainy morning, thanks to Tropical Storm Beryl.   I found the adult owls sitting on fenceposts, and several chicks were sitting on the burrow beneath.  How fun!  They are so small…... Read more