Circle B Bar Reserve: the Photographer’s Playground!

January 8, 2011 - We saw this Osprey on Heron Hideout, carrying nesting material.  He seemed to be thinking about the dead palm tree that was an Osprey nest last year.  He flew off with his moss, giving us an opportunity to practice shooting into our shadows!... Osprey with nesting material We saw Killdeer,…... Read more


Lots of Birds at the Circle B Bar Reserve

October 24, 2010 - Black-Bellied Whistling Duck Way off in the distance we spotted a Bald Eagle circling with an Osprey.... But when I got home, I saw the object of the fight: the fish that fell out of the Osprey's grasp, where the Eagle was waiting to snatch it below.... Bald Eagle and…... Read more


The Coots have Returned to the Circle B Bar Reserve

October 17, 2010 - Sometimes at a distance it can be easy to mistake Eagles and Osprey, but after seeing the Eagles and then seeing this Osprey, I wondered how I can ever get confused.... The Osprey are so much smaller.... Osprey But the best birding and photography moment came at the very end…... Read more

Another Hot Morning at the Circle B Bar Reserve

July 31, 2010 - Adult Sand Hill Crane Many Ospreys were sunning in the treetops, and a few were eating their breakfasts of fish.... Osprey On one tree, we paused to look at the Osprey, then noticed a Pileated Woodpecker hopping around on the branches of the same tree.  He turned his head to…... Read more

Lots of Green Herons at the Circle B Bar Reserve this Morning

July 25, 2010 - Marsh Rabbit There are so many Ospreys along the Alligator Alley trail, especially where the trail bends away from Lake Hancock.... I laughed when I saw this Black Vulture and Osprey pair sitting together in a tree.  They seemed to be keeping a close eye on each other.... Black Vulture…... Read more

Another beautiful morning at the Circle B Bar Reserve

July 18, 2010 - Too bad, Dyeyo!) Black-Crowned Night Heron Usually there isn't too much activity on the Alligator Alley trail by the time we get there in mid-morning.  It felt like a totally different trail this morning when we went there first.  There were Ospreys in the trees everywhere.... I went out on…... Read more

Magical Sunrise at Circle B Bar Reserve

June 13, 2010 - Eastern Meadowlark The rest of the walk through the Eagle Roost was uneventful.  Dyeyo didn't hear his Northern Bobwhite at all (maybe the bird decided not to torment Dyeyo today - nice bird!) We passed the old Osprey nest on the way to the parking lot.   The nest had babies…... Read more

Baby Birds at Circle B Bar Reserve

May 31, 2010 - Black-bellied Whistling Ducks As we left around 9:30, we saw that the Osprey nest was active.... I couldn't decide which I liked better!) Osprey nest Osprey nest As Dyeyo says, "Circle B never fails to surprise." We always seem someone new or something interesting.... Read more

Sunrise at Circle B Bar Reserve

May 29, 2010 - Juvenile Sand Hill Crane As Dyeyo talked to his cranes, I focused on the Osprey nest in the distance.... Osprey nest with babies Dyeyo and I walked the Shady Oak path out to the Alligator Alley, too, but there weren't as many birds out that way.... Read more

Baby Sand Hill Crane!

April 3, 2010 - As we turned from the parking lot path to Heron Hideout, we saw these osprey making their nest.  At first we just saw the one bird in the nest, and I commented to Dyeyo that it'd be fun if the mate came back with nesting material, and the next thing…... Read more

Bird-watching at Oakland Nature Preserve

December 9, 2007 - Painted Bunting, Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, Ruby-Crowned Kinglet, Anhinga, Great Egret, Palm Warbler, Osprey, Blue Jay, Cardinal, Red-Wing Blackbird Painted Bunting Osprey (Fish) Osprey (Flight)... Read more