Early Migrants at the Circle B Bar Reserve

September 12, 2011 - The Yellow Warbler wasn't the only warbler that I saw yesterday.  I headed down the Marsh Rabbit Run trail, paying careful attention to all movement in the tall oak trees.  I heard Blue-Gray Gnatcatchers all over the place, and I finally saw one.  Then I saw a pair of Northern…... Read more

Hummers and Cuckoos at the Circle B Bar Reserve

June 4, 2011 - So what did I photograph this morning?  Well, there was this very fast Northern Parula that kept hopping from one branch to another in a cypress tree near the dock.  It was pure luck that allowed me to snap the shutter just as he looked at the camera in the…... Read more

Summer Heat Begins at the Circle B Bar Reserve

May 22, 2011 - I heard Northern Parula song several times along the trail.  Around "The Bend,"  I finally located one of the little birds.  He was flitting between treetops, singing loudly.  Luckily for me, he stayed on this branch for about a minute, allowing me to get his picture.  His colors are so…... Read more

Circle B Migrants

September 19, 2010 - ...I felt like playing with Photoshop today, so I made another warbler and migrant bird collage. These little birds are usually high in the oak canopies, and it’s hard to get great pictures of them. They also hop around really fast. You come home with a stiff neck and then squint at your pictures, asking […] Read more

Activity Starting to Pick up at the Circle B Bar Reserve

September 12, 2010 - Today I saw a Blackburnian Warbler, then I got my best shot ever of a Northern Parula: Northern Parula Then I saw a mystery bird.... Species list: Anhinga, Bald Eagle, Belted Kingfisher, Blackburnian Warbler, Black-Bellied Whistling Duck, Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, Boat-Tailed Grackle, Cardinal, Carolina Wren (heard), Cattle Egret, Common Moorhen, Double-Crested…... Read more