Productive Morning at the Viera Click Ponds

July 23, 2011 - Over at the main wetlands, I caught a group of Mottled Ducks flying overhead.  I didn't see any babies, although some have been reported at Viera.... Bird Species List: (36 total): American Avocet, American Coot, Anhinga, Black Vulture, Black-Crowned Night Heron, Black-bellied Whistling Duck, Black-necked Stilt, Boat-tailed Grackle, Cattle Egret,…... Read more

Bittern-ly Chilly Morning at the Circle B Bar Reserve

January 15, 2011 - I haven't seen a Marsh Wren in a couple of months, so this one was cool: Marsh Wren A little farther out in the water, a group of Mottled Ducks swam back and forth.... Mottled Duck At least five Roseate Spoonbills were feeding off on the water.... Species list: American…... Read more

Mottled Duck

Chased by an Otter at the Circle B Bar Reserve

December 4, 2010 - There were a bunch of Mottled Ducks that obligingly swam into the light for the camera...... Mottled Ducks Blue-Gray Gnatcatchers called to me from almost every tree.... Species list: Anhinga, American Bittern, American Coot, American Goldfinch, Belted Kingfisher, Black-Bellied Whistling Duck, Black Vulture, Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, Blue-Winged Teal, Brown Pelican, Boat-Tailed…... Read more

Mottled Duck

A New Place to Explore: Viera Wetlands

November 26, 2010 - Osprey I spied a small group of Mottled Ducks in amongst the teals.... Mottled Ducks The light was tricky this morning, with the sun coming in and out from behind clouds, and with us driving in circles around the marsh.... Read more

Activity Starting to Pick up at the Circle B Bar Reserve

September 12, 2010 - I was really excited to get the sunrise light for this group of Mottled Ducks.... Mottled Ducks Then I noticed Dyeyo's Sand Hill Crane family again, this time in flight.... Species list: Anhinga, Bald Eagle, Belted Kingfisher, Blackburnian Warbler, Black-Bellied Whistling Duck, Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, Boat-Tailed Grackle, Cardinal, Carolina Wren (heard),…... Read more