Just a quick post this morning…I’m still going through photos from a very productive long weekend! On Friday I went over to my parents’ house. We heard the call of a Great-crested Flycatcher from a neighbor’s tree, so I grabbed my camera and went to investigate. He was sitting out in the open, perched nicely on a branch. Great-crested Flycatchers are common in Florida in the summer but I don’t get many chances to photograph them. What a nice bird!
Breeding birds on display at Gatorland in late April, where the Cattle Egrets posed for head shots and the Snowies showed off their plumes
It’s hard to believe that Rich and I have been married for seven years. We were married at Bok Tower Gardens, so we decided to go back there today in honor of our anniversary. Rich didn’t mind that I brought The Beast along. We saw lots of great baby birds. Since it’s our anniversary, I’ll be nice and post a turtle picture for Rich. (He does remind me regularly that this site was inspired by cats and turtles…long before the birding craze began!) So here are three turtles who were sunning themselves at the Window by the Pond. There were Blue Jays all over. These common birds do not hang out in my backyard, so it’s always fun to see them. I spotted a juvenile bird feeding with its mother at the bird feeder (squirrel feeder!) by the tower overlook. This adult was near the Visitor’s Center. After years of saying I wanted a longer lens, it’s nice to complain that I clipped his tail because I needed to take off my teleconverter… :) Carolina Wrens could be heard singing throughout the gardens. When I finally spotted one out in the open, he was in shade. I didn’t have my […]