Photographing my first Limpkin nest…six tiny babies nestled in the reeds with Mom and Dad keeping close watch over them
Springtime bird photography at Lake Morton, Lakeland. Baby ducklings, birds in breeding plumage, nesting Mute Swans, cooperative Wood Ducks!
Photography of Purple Gallinules at Lake Parker Park – and a few other fun birds!
A post-Christmas visit to Viera Wetlands yielded nesting Great Blue Herons, hungry warblers, lazy Hoodies, and Limpkin family with small chicks
Springtime at the Circle B Bar Reserve yields great birds, including a Tufted Titmouse mid-air interception and a nesting pair of Great Blue Herons
I helped survey the Lake Hancock Outfall Wetlands for the 2014 Lakeland Christmas Bird Count. Rarities included avocets, stilts, Snail Kites
A summer morning at Lake Morton led me to tiny turtles, young swans, and a protective Father Goose with teenage Muscovy Ducks.
On the last day of Thanksgiving break, my dad and I were excited to take his friend Dr. B to the Circle B Bar Reserve. Dr. B has been to lots of fun places to photograph, but it was his first time at Circle B. We arrived just before sunrise and found a gray, nasty […]
The winter birds are returning to the Circle B Bar Reserve! My dad and I had a great walk yesterday morning. We saw our first-of-fall Eastern Phoebes, Gray Catbirds, Marsh Wrens, and a surprise flock of American White Pelicans flying over the marsh. It was fun to welcome our birdy friends back to the Sunshine […]
Yesterday I finally made it out for a fall walk at the Circle B Bar Reserve. I haven’t been there in months! It felt great to get back out on the trails. I love photographing along the Heron Hideout trail early in the morning on these early fall days. The light is golden and gorgeous, […]
There were lots of fun birds to photograph on my last visit to Lake Morton. Besides the juvenile swans, there was a family of baby Limpkins, as well as the regular “menagerie” of ducks and geese. Early mornings are always good for bath shots! So here’s some more from Lake Morton… A pair of Black-necked […]
On my way back from Fort De Soto last Saturday, I stopped at Lake Morton to see if there were any cygnets (baby swans). I’ve been keeping an eye on the nests there for the past few weeks, as it is getting to be that time of year when tiny gray fuzzballs appear under the […]
I had read about baby Limpkins at Lake Morton, and when I was walking around the lake on Saturday morning, I kept my eyes and ears open. Often I hear babies before I see them. Then I ran into my friend Jane, and she told me exactly where to find them. Woo hoo! They were […]
Yesterday I went to a photography workshop led by Robert Amoruso at Orlando Wetlands Park. It was only my second time to visit the park, and I figured the Audubon fundraiser would be a fun opportunity to meet a good photographer and learn some of the good spots in the park. Robert was awesome. He […]
I’ve been trying to make good images of Limpkins in flight over at least the last year. There are certainly enough Limpkins at the Circle B Bar Reserve that you would think this would be easy. Except the silly Limpkins are very fond of giving me butt shots. As soon as I get ready for […]
As I prepared to leave Lake Morton on Sunday, I stopped to photograph a Limpkin standing tall by the lakeside. I approached cautiously, tucking myself behind a tree so as not to surprise him. When I emerged on my knees to photograph him at eye-level, I was the one who got the surprise. He had […]
I think the weather forecasters were a little overly optimistic this morning when they predicted “partly sunny” for 8am. I called it “mostly cloudy!” I was glad that I didn’t go to the Circle B Bar Reserve for sunrise, because there wasn’t one. The light levels were pretty low all morning. But it was great […]
The cold front moved through and brought not only cooler temperatures, but lots of migrant birds! I spent a very nice morning at the Circle B Bar Reserve with Dyeyo. We chased lots of little birds and ended up with a pretty good migrant count, including an Indigo Bunting!! :) We hiked the Heron Hideout […]
I spent my off-Friday morning with the baby Limpkins at the Circle B Bar Reserve. I headed out to the Wading Bird Way trail at sunrise. There were too many clouds for an impressive sunrise, but as I watched the light rising, I heard the baby Limpkins. I watched and waited, and within fifteen minutes […]
We had our first photo walk at the Circle B Bar Reserve this morning. It was a small group, but we had a nice walk. We saw our first-of-fall Common Yellowthroats, and I’m pretty sure I heard several other warblers, but the mosquitoes were thick and we didn’t linger to watch them. We found the […]