Quiet Morning at Fort De Soto

March 12, 2011 - Eagle Nest There were ducks in the pond in front of the nest, including Ring-Necked Ducks and Lesser Scaups.  This Pied-Billed Grebe caught my attention because his bright white bill and its black band contrasted so well with the sunlit water background.... Pied-Billed Grebe When I arrived at the North…... Read more

Pied-Billed Grebe

Sunny Morning at the Circle B Bar Reserve

December 10, 2010 - This Pied-Billed Grebe swam close (but not too close) to the gator.... Species list: Anhinga, American Coot, American Goldfinch, Belted Kingfisher, Black-Bellied Whistling Duck, Black Vulture, Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, Blue-Winged Teal, Boat-Tailed Grackle, Common Moorhen, Double-Crested Cormorant, Eastern Phoebe, Glossy Ibis, Gray Catbird, Great Blue Heron, Greater Yellowlegs, House Wren, Killdeer,…... Read more

Pied-Billed Grebe

Skies Filled with Birds at the Circle B Bar Reserve

November 28, 2010 - Except for the big alligator and for this hungry little Pied-Billed Grebe.... The backlight was very bad, but I turned up the exposure compensation and turned on fill flash, and then adjusted Shadows and Highlights in Photoshop Elements, and here's the result: Pied-Billed Grebe with fish Likewise, this Double-Crested Cormorant…... Read more

Where are all the birds at the Circle B Bar Reserve?

November 22, 2010 - Today a bunch of Pied-Billed Grebes mixed in with the coots.... Limpkin Another Pied-Billed Grebe, this one not surrounded by coots, posed as the water rippled around him: Pied-Billed Grebe Back on Marsh Rabbit Run, a dead tree by the Black-Bellied Whistling Duck hangout was covered in whistlers.... Plane Species…... Read more

Happy Hallo-wren at the Circle B Bar Reserve

November 1, 2010 - Gray Catbird On our way back, we saw a Pied-Billed Grebe in the canal at the crossroad between Heron Hideout and Marsh Rabbit Run.... Pied-Billed Grebe We finally saw the baby Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks!... Baby Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks Species list: Anhinga, American Coot, Bald Eagle, Belted Kingfisher, Black-Bellied Whistling Duck,…... Read more

Migrants Making their Way to Circle B

August 28, 2010 - Species list:  American Redstart, Anhinga, Bald Eagle, Black-Bellied Whistling Duck, Black-Crowned Night Heron, Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, Boat-Tailed Grackle, Cardinal, Carolina Wren, Common Moorhen, Double-Crested Cormorant, Eastern Meadowlark, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Green Heron, Laughing Gull, Limpkin, Little Blue Heron, Osprey, Pied-Billed Grebe, Prairie Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler, Red-Bellied Woodpecker, Red-Eyed Vireo,…... Read more