The Fun Continues at Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive

June 16, 2017 -  Highlights of this visit include baby Killdeer, a Yellow-Crowned Night Heron, a Roseate Spoonbill, and the ever-present baby aliens (Common Gallinules).... I spotted a Killdeer on a mudflat and stopped briefly to photograph him....  When I noticed that it was actually a pair of Killdeer with four tiny babies, I…... Read more

Productive Morning at the Viera Click Ponds

July 23, 2011 - The dried-up ponds were covered in small shorebirds.  My shorebird identification isn't great, but I know I was seeing Least Sandpipers, Spotted Sandpipers, both Great and Lesser Yellowlegs, and Killdeer.  This was my first opportunity to get a decent shot of a Spotted Sandpiper (when I saw on last April,…... Read more

So Many Fence Posts, So Few Birds…

June 2, 2011 - When I made it down to the boat ramp, I saw lots of Northern Mockingbirds and grackles.  A few White Ibis and several egrets flew over the lake, but no kites.  This Killdeer paused by the car for a few minutes, giving me an opportunity for a close-up.  I didn't…... Read more


Killdeer Close-up

April 14, 2011 - We came across a Killdeer on our walk this evening.  We hear them around the neighborhood every day, but this guy was unusual because he was pretty close to the sidewalk.  He didn't mind much when I got closer, either.  I've missed seeing these guys at the Circle B Bar…... Read more


Diving Hoodies at Viera Wetlands

December 28, 2010 - Lesser Scaup The many calls of Killdeer dominated the soundscape.  We had a great time watching these silly birds, who seem to cry and run faster than any other bird there.  Their wings are so pretty when you can catch them in flight.... Killdeer Dyeyo's favorite part of the trip…... Read more


Snow Geese at Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge

December 20, 2010 - Snow Geese Dyeyo and I really liked Lake Woodruff.  It reminded us of the Circle B Bar Reserve.  We were there around mid-day, which is not prime bird activity time (or bird photography time!)  But there were hundreds of birds.  We've  never seen such large flocks of Glossy Ibis.  White…... Read more


Cranes and Pelicans and a Circle B Sunset

December 11, 2010 - We saw Killdeer in the dried-up beds at the beginning of Heron Hideout.... We saw (and heard!) several more Killdeer as we walked.... Killdeer A Great Blue Heron and a juvenile Little Blue Heron were wading in a pond covered in algae.... Read more


Sunny Morning at the Circle B Bar Reserve

December 10, 2010 - We were welcomed by some Killdeer on the Heron Hideout trail.... This is my first sharp Killdeer picture, and I was excited to get it.... Killdeer A hawk was watching us from the "treasure tree" as we headed up Heron Hideout.... Read more


Windy Morning at the Circle B Bar Reserve

November 7, 2010 - The birds were Killdeer, a species I've never seen before at Circle B (although they are pretty common.) Killdeer We were happy to see the baby Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks again, at the intersection of Heron Hideout and Marsh Rabbit Run.... Species list: Anhinga, American Coot, American Crow, Bald Eagle, Black-Bellied…... Read more

A New Visitor to the Neighborhood

September 19, 2010 - Rich and I both had been hearing these Killdeer around the house, but it wasn't until we saw them at the pond tonight that we felt confident in identifying them.... Killdeer... Read more