A summer day at the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive (LAWD) yielded a wading bird feeding frenzy, lots of Green Herons, begging Barn Swallows, and a singing Indigo Bunting
Alligators, wading birds, and Ospreys all vied for fish in a feeding frenzy at the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive pump house pond
A morning of exciting action and flight photography at Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive…and so many Osprey with Fish!
July 4th bird photography at Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive: Osprey with Fish, yawning Least Bittern, swallows, and Swallow-tailed Kites!
The photography at Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive is awesome this summer! Fork-tailed Flycatcher, Blue Grosbeak, Loggerhead Shrike, Indigo Bunting
I kicked off my July 4 weekend with a Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive visit and photographed all sorts of fun birds
Another fun morning of bird photography at Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive, where my eyes were in the skies with flight shots galore!
My addiction to the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive continues! On this particular visit, I scored a first-summer Orchard Oriole and my lifer Cave Swallow
Lots of birds at Viera Wetlands, including Wilson’s Snipes, American Bitterns, an Osprey with Fish, courting egrets. Plus an elusive mystery snake!
My best morning of photography in a long time – at Viera Wetlands! Caracara, spoonies, hoodies, pelicans, oh my!
Favorite photographic memories of 2016
An early May photography expedition to the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive yielded Osprey, Red-winged Blackbirds, a surprise Sora, Common Gallinule chicks, and a cooperative Barn Swallow
Favorite photographic memories of 2015
There was lots of activity along the new Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive, including nesting Red-winged Blackbirds and newly fledged Barn Swallows
I met my friend Deb to photograph the Winter Park Osprey baby, who posed for our lenses as he ate his dinner. So cute!
My dad and I enjoyed the March field trip to the Lake Hancock Outfall Wetlands. The winter birds have left and nesting has begun!
I helped survey the Lake Hancock Outfall Wetlands for the 2014 Lakeland Christmas Bird Count. Rarities included avocets, stilts, Snail Kites
I spent a few hours at the Winter Park Osprey nest, where I photographed this year’s Osprey chick with his parents. Fish for dinner, yum!
Last Sunday I met friends Debbie, Tom, and Michael at Blue Cypress Lake for a fun-filled boat ride of dramatic sunrises and flying Ospreys. Well, that’s what it was supposed to be, and what it was in March 2012, May 2012, and March 2013. So I happily jumped out of bed at 4am and drove for an hour and a half to the middle of nowhere in the pitch black of pre-dawn. As the first light began to appear in the skies, it showed me clouds – lots and lots of thick clouds. It made me glad I stuck a garbage bag in my vest in case I needed to protect my gear from rain. We set off in our boat, determined to have a good time despite the weather… The above was our sunrise tree from our last trip. It looked a little different with ominous rainclouds behind it! Because the light levels were so low and the Ospreys weren’t flying much, I spent more time with my wide-angle lens taking pictures of the lake landscapes. This was one of my favorites. Even on a nasty morning, Blue Cypress Lake is gorgeous. When there’s no light for good flight […]
Last Sunday my neighbor and good friend Carla joined me for a walk at the Circle B Bar Reserve. Carla and I enjoy our backyard birds together, and she decided that she wanted to come see some of the places I photograph on weekends. Brave lady – she was even willing to be up for sunrise! We had a great morning together. :) We were out on the Wading Bird Way trail a few minutes before sunrise. Cloudy mornings can make for really good sunrises, as the clouds add interest to the sky. A Common Gallinule stood up on a rock for me and begged me to include him in a pre-dawn composition. How could I refuse? We continued up the trail as the sun peeked out over the cloudtops. Carla loved the sounds of all the birds as they woke up. Limpkins fussed, Red-Winged Blackbirds argued, Sandhill Cranes called across the marsh, and tiny warblers chipped on the side of the trail. All sorts of birds flew over our heads. There is something so peaceful about sunrise at Circle B! After the sun got too bright to photograph, I turned around and photographed the Black Skimmers that were again […]