Spring Morning at Lake Apopka

2021: Photographic Year in Review

December 31, 2021 - Osprey with Fish - Flight shots are practically effortless once you have initial focus with the R5 The wildlife drive is overrun with cars on weekends, though.... Read more


Magnificent Birds in Flight over Lake Apopka

October 27, 2021 - Intrigued, I looked far in the distance and found both eagles now perched in an old Osprey nest.... One of the many Ospreys was perched on a phone pole, watching the canal below for a sign of his breakfast.... Read more


Migrants at Fort De Soto

June 21, 2021 - An Osprey pair built a nest over the mulberry tree area.... As I watched for migrants, I listened to the calls of the Ospreys (and occasionally darted away to avoid a white splatter from above!).... Read more


Osprey with Fish!

June 1, 2021 - Ospreys were everywhere, and the flight shots were amazing!... If you've read my blog before, you know I can't resist a good "Osprey with Fish" shot.... Read more


Nesting Ospreys in the Neighborhood

April 5, 2021 - When I started hearing the regular calls of Ospreys out my home office window, I took my camera out to investigate.... Turns out the neighbors have a dead palm tree, and I think the Ospreys are eyeing it for a nest.... I hope the Ospreys win.... Read more


Summer Day at LAWD

June 24, 2018 -  Lots of juveniles growing up, and a wading bird convention off Lust Road with lots of fishing egrets and ospreys....  Dozens of Snowy Egrets, a few Great Blue Herons, and a half dozen Osprey spent the morning flying low and grabbing fish.... Read more


Osprey with Fish! at Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive

August 11, 2017 -  I headed for a quieter spot and focused the Beast on the skies...and the dozens of Ospreys who were also fishing in the pond.... I've never had so many awesome opportunities for Osprey flight shots with fish.... Read more


July 4th at Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive

July 26, 2017 -   There aren't many Bald Eagles in Florida in mid-summer, but their friends the Ospreys were all too happy to fill in....  My dad and I stopped by the pump house and saw a bunch of Ospreys fishing....  The next Osprey wasn't quite so ambitious.... Read more


July 4 Weekend at Lake Apopka

July 20, 2017 - Lust Road at sunrise is an awesome place for Osprey flight shots....  I hopped out of the car to get a few shots of this Osprey as he passed by with his breakfast.... Read more


Eyes to the Skies at Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive

July 8, 2017 -  You know when your day starts off with an Osprey carrying a giant catfish, it's going to be a good day......  I guess the juvies got the message.) I don't normally photograph the Osprey right above my head, but when he puffs up and shakes his feathers, well, he's pretty.... Read more


Chasing a Wilson’s Snake at Viera Wetlands

March 30, 2017 - An Osprey sat in front of us most of the morning....  The Osprey was still hanging out on her perch....  I said goodbye to my friends, and right before I got to the car, I had to stop and photograph this Osprey flying right towards me with a nice big…... Read more

Least Tern Mother and Baby

Year in Review: Photographic Memories of 2015

December 31, 2015 - My friend Debbie and I enjoyed a great afternoon with a nesting Osprey and her small chick....  (If you're squeamish like my mom, don't spent too much time staring under the Osprey's foot!) This year was spectacular at the Least Tern Colony in St.... Read more


Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive

June 4, 2015 -  Ospreys were plentiful, and many had fish!...  It's a joke in our family that I can't photograph an Osprey unless it has a fish...this one was a little puny, but it'll have to do...... Read more


Introducing Osprey Baby 2015

May 11, 2015 - There's a new family member at the local Osprey nest!...  and I got to enjoy photographing the baby Osprey with my good friend Deb....  It's so cool to be able to look right in on the Osprey family life!... Read more


Blue Cypress Lake Photography: Sunrise and Ospreys!

April 24, 2014 -  You see, Blue Cypress Lake is one of the best places to go to photograph nesting Ospreys....  The shoreline stretches before you and the Ospreys call you to photograph....  Later that morning, we found an Osprey with a huge stick.... Read more

Clouds at Blue Cypress Lake

May 11, 2013 - 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....  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…... Read more

Sharing the Sunrise at Circle B Bar Reserve

April 10, 2013 -  We headed up Marsh Rabbit Run and then out Heron Hideout, where we came across this Osprey carrying nesting material....  I think it's the same Osprey pair that used to nest in the palm tree, before the tree lost its top.... Read more

Spring 2013 at Blue Cypress Lake

March 24, 2013 - The other reason to visit this lake is the hundreds of nesting Ospreys!... You can tell a male Osprey from a female Osprey by looking at the chest.... He kept the sun at our backs as the Ospreys flew away and then circled back to return to their nests.... Read more

Circle B Awaits Tropical Storm Isaac

August 25, 2012 - ...Although the center of Tropical Storm Isaac is several days away, the wind was already picking up this morning at the Circle B Bar Reserve. It felt great! I went out to Lake Hancock for the (lack of) sunrise, then stayed on the dock photographing birds in flight for almost an hour. The breezes were […] Read more

Dinnertime for Junior at the Winter Park Osprey Nest

May 28, 2012 - Last week I made another visit to the Winter Park Osprey nest.  The baby has gotten so big since my last visit!  He is clearly visible over the side of the nest now.  Mama was feeding him as I arrived.  Mmm, fish was on the menu...... Read more


Junior is Getting Bigger

May 17, 2012 - I dragged Rich to Winter Park last Friday for dinner and an Osprey nest.  The baby Osprey is getting bigger.  Last time he was barely visible over the side of the nest.  He was pretty active when I first arrived, while his mom fed him.  Then he hunkered down underneath…... Read more