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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

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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

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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

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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

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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