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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

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

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

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

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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

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Peek-a-boo

May 3, 2012 - A friend let me know that the Winter Park Osprey chicks had hatched, so I went over there on Tuesday night to see the babies.  Almost as soon as I got there, Mama bent her head over into the nest, seemed to listen for a second, and then stepped aside…and…... Read more

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Watching and Waiting

May 1, 2012 - ...On Saturday afternoon I dragged Rich over to Winter Park for a romantic dinner and a nest-watching expedition.  (It’s the birdie version of dinner and a movie!)  The nest is on top of a platform close to Park Avenue, right across the street from a convenient parking garage.  You drive to the top of the […] Read more

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Osprey Nesting Time at Blue Cypress Lake

April 3, 2012 - Saturday morning was an incredible morning to be at Blue Cypress Lake.  Some friends and I made the trip down the turnpike to the lake, which is near Yeehaw Junction.  The lake is full of bass, which makes it a popular hangout spot for the Osprey population.  Hundreds of Osprey…... Read more

The Fellowship of the Nest

March 3, 2012 - The light was horrible (or rather, non-existent!) when I first arrived.  I noticed the Osprey on Heron Hideout gathering nesting material.  Last year he nested in the top of a dead palm tree, but I noticed that tree has been reduced to just a dead stump.  So the Osprey was…... Read more

Productive Morning at the Viera Click Ponds

July 23, 2011 - An Osprey posed obligingly on a palm stump for me.  I'm pretty sure this is a recently-fledged Osprey, due to the colors of his feathers, especially around his eye.  He flew off and dive-bombed a fish.  Poor fish.... Bird Species List: (36 total): American Avocet, American Coot, Anhinga, Black Vulture,…... Read more

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Lessons from an Osprey

May 31, 2011 - Rich and I went to Winter Park for dinner tonight, so I got some more time at the osprey nest.  It was more active tonight than the last time I went.  You know, you can learn a lot from a juvenile Osprey...... Juvenile Osprey with Fish Cover your food with…... Read more

Knock, Knock! Goes the Pileated Woodpecker at the Circle B Bar Reserve

May 28, 2011 - It was a good morning for baby birds at the Circle B Bar Reserve.  I spent about an hour watching the Osprey nest on the Heron Hideout trail.  Then I moved on to the Alligator Alley trail, where I photographed the Red-Shouldered Hawk Nest.  The Northern Parulas taunted me but…... Read more

Finally! I Photographed a Painted Bunting at the Circle B Bar Reserve!

February 13, 2011 - Swamp Sparrow Towards the Wading Bird Way end of the trail, I started seeing Ospreys fishing.... Osprey The American White Pelicans are almost all gone.... Yellowthroat, Common Grackle, Common Moorhen, Double-crested Cormorant, Eastern Meadowlark, Eastern Phoebe, Fish Crow, Glossy Ibis, Gray Catbird, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Green Heron, House…... Read more