Hooded Oriole

2019: Photographic Year in Review

December 31, 2019 - Around Lake Apopka: House Wren, Black-and-white Warbler, Blue-winged Teals mating, Black-necked Stilt, Sunset, Pied-billed Grebe with Chicks, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Least Bittern, Fulvous Whistling-duck, Barn Swallow, Black-necked Stilt chick, Purple Gallinule chick I made it over to Fort De Soto during spring migration and was rewarded with a rainbow of…... Read more

Some Backyard Surprises

April 12, 2011 - Mourning Dove nest A House Wren hopped out of the viburnum tonight and posed on the rose bed edging.  I was surprised to still see him around -- I wonder when he'll return north?  Maybe he'll fly up with the Painted Buntings.  We've been monitoring their afternoon feeding habits regularly…... Read more

You Know it’s Springtime at Circle B Bar Reserve if…

February 20, 2011 - The House Wrens are common in winter, and the Carolina Wrens in summer.... (Dyeyo and I found a group of Carolina Wrens nesting last summer near the nature center pond.) Today a House Wren fussed and fussed at us from a nearby palm tree.... Fussy House Wren A couple of…... Read more

Finally! I Photographed a Painted Bunting at the Circle B Bar Reserve!

February 13, 2011 - Gulls stealing fish from Double-Crested Cormorants A brave House Wren posed for me on a branch right next to the path.... House Wren There is a cluster of oak trees on the Alligator Alley trail, just before the junction with Heron Hideout.... Yellowthroat, Common Grackle, Common Moorhen, Double-crested Cormorant, Eastern…... Read more

Happy Hallo-wren at the Circle B Bar Reserve

November 1, 2010 - Here's another view of him: Marsh Wren The House Wrens were extremely fussy.... House Wren There were Palm Warblers all over the place.... Baby Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks Species list: Anhinga, American Coot, Bald Eagle, Belted Kingfisher, Black-Bellied Whistling Duck, Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, Blue-Winged Teal, Boat-Tailed Grackle, Cardinal, Common Moorhen, Common Yellowthroat,…... Read more

House Wren

Lots of Little Birds at the Circle B Bar Reserve

October 10, 2010 - Dyeyo was determined to get a good Common Yellowthroat shot, and the House Wrens teased us, showing themselves for a second and then diving into the weeds.... Black-Bellied Whistling Ducklings As we headed back to the parking lot, several House Wrens were perched out in the open on top of…... Read more