A summer sunrise at Orlando Wetlands with the birds…Pileated Woodpecker, baby Purple Gallinules, some Least Bitterns, and Black-bellied Whistling Ducks!
A search for the Golden-crowned Kinglet at Oakland Nature Preserve yielded a quick glimpse of the target bird and lots of other little birds!
Springtime at the Circle B Bar Reserve yields great birds, including a Tufted Titmouse mid-air interception and a nesting pair of Great Blue Herons
The new bird blind at Circle B will be great for viewing ducks, but on this morning, my best shot from the blind was a yawning Anhinga!
As you will read in upcoming blog posts, the weather wasn’t so great over my Christmas vacation. So when the forecast called for sun today, I headed for a nice walk at the Circle B Bar Reserve. I wasn’t the only one, either! There were tons of people there. I took the Alligator Alley trail […]
Yes, that’s right, we saw a hummingbird at the Circle B Bar Reserve this morning! I didn’t get a picture—those guys move fast! I couldn’t see it for long enough to tell what kind of hummer, either, although I assume it was a Ruby-Throated Hummingbird. But it was most definitely a hummer! Dyeyo and I […]
It was hot this morning! We arrived at the Circle B Bar Reserve at 7:00 and hiked the Alligator Alley trail loop. This Great Blue Heron was trying to cool himself with the funky wing position – he wasn’t the only one who was hot! We checked on the Great Crested Flycatcher nest by the […]
I’ve been going to the Circle B Bar Reserve at least once a week since June, and plenty of times before that, and I’ve never seen a River Otter. Dyeyo’s seen them plenty of times. Well, I finally got to see one today! There were otters running up and down Marsh Rabbit Run all morning. […]
There were Eastern Phoebes everywhere at the Circle B Bar Reserve this morning. Plus a whole lot of other birds… After Al and several other people saw a Cuckoo during this past week, we headed out to see if we could find it too. Al also reports that the river otters are back along the […]
Dyeyo and I spent a fun, but hot, morning at the Circle B Bar Reserve today. We got there just before sunrise, and watching the sun come up over Lake Hancock was spectacular. Then the sun went behind some clouds. We saw a juvenile Green Heron down at the start of the Alligator Alley trail, […]
Dyeyo, Rich, and I were so excited about our last visit to the Circle B Bar Reserve, we carefully watched the weather to go back on the next sunny day. But the weathermen deceived us, telling us that today would be sunny, and it was cloudy and foggy instead! Along the Shady Oak path, we […]
After hearing about the Circle B Bar Reserve from people in the Sierra Club, Dyeyo, Rich, and I decided that we needed to check it out. Boy were we surprised! People were not kidding when they said it is a wonderful place for birds. It’s a protected reserve in Polk County, and there are paths […]