Prairie Warbler

Chasing Warblers at Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive

September 5, 2017 - Before I had gotten far on Lust Road, though, I had my first migrant of the morning: an adult Prairie Warbler, whose dark stripes hadn't faded too much (yet)....  The bird's call seemed to mock me: "You can hear me but you can't see me!" I spotted a few more…... Read more

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Happiness is…

April 3, 2017 - ... finally snapping a picture of the elusive Prairie Warbler who has been mocking you for the past three mornings, and as a bonus, getting to hear him sing!... Read more

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Quiet Morning at Mead Gardens

May 5, 2012 - On the morning of the big Fort De Soto fallout, the forecast was for clouds and rain.  I went over to Mead Gardens, figuring I'd get an hour of birding in if I was lucky.  Mead is a local migrant hotspot, so I figured I might see some birds brought…... Read more

My First Orange-Crowned Warbler at the Circle B Bar Reserve

January 30, 2011 - Prairie Warbler Yellow-Throated Warbler Black-and-White Warbler We checked for the rails at the Heron Hideout/Marsh Rabbit Run intersection, but we only saw a Sora.... "See you next weekend!" Swamp Sparrow Species List: American Bittern, American Coot, American Goldfinch , American Robin, American White Pelican, American Wigeon, Anhinga, Bald Eagle (heard),…... Read more

Prairie Warbler in the Backyard

January 24, 2011 - We had a new visitor to our backyard this evening -- a Prairie Warbler!  I went out to set up the new Painted Bunting feeder, and this little guy greeted me from the top of our viburnum hedge.... Prairie Warbler... Read more

The Bird Paparazzi Grows at Circle B Bar Reserve

January 22, 2011 - Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks Near the end of Marsh Rabbit Run, a Prairie Warbler posed in his customary tree.... Prairie Warbler As we headed back, a group of river otters put on a good show for us.... River Otter Species List: American Bittern, American Coot, American Goldfinch (heard), American Robin, American…... Read more

Bitterns Saying Hello at Circle B Bar Reserve

January 7, 2011 - White Ibis with Snake Far off in the marsh, on the north side of Wading Bird Way, you can see flocks of Least Sandpipers flying back and forth.  They used to be too far for me to reach, but with The Beast, I was able to focus and get them. …... Read more

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Beautiful Morning at the Circle B Bar Reserve

December 22, 2010 - Great Blue Heron Close to the oak trees on the west side of Marsh Rabbit Run, we spotted a bright yellow bird, then happily realized that he wasn't a Palm Warbler, but a Prairie Warbler.  The bird posed for us, standing on the outside branches of his tree.  Dyeyo said…... Read more

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Breezy Morning at Oakland Nature Preserve

November 21, 2010 - These Pine and Prairie Warblers were cute and fun to photograph.... Pine Warbler Prairie Warbler Nearby, a Ruby-Crowned Kinglet hopped around in some high branches, evading the camera.... Read more

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Lots of Little Birds at the Circle B Bar Reserve

October 10, 2010 - I didn't realize that I'd seen this Prairie Warbler until I got home and saw my pictures.... Prairie Warbler As we walked over one of the culverts on Heron Hideout, we saw the usual Tricolored Heron and Snowy Egret, plus this Glossy Ibis.... House Wren singing Species list: Anhinga, Bald…... Read more

Circle B Migrants

September 19, 2010 - ...I felt like playing with Photoshop today, so I made another warbler and migrant bird collage. These little birds are usually high in the oak canopies, and it’s hard to get great pictures of them. They also hop around really fast. You come home with a stiff neck and then squint at your pictures, asking […] Read more

Migrants Making their Way to Circle B

August 28, 2010 - American Redstart female I spied a couple of Prairie Warblers, too.... Prairie Warbler I couldn't identify this bird when I first saw him, but his eyes were striking.  Then I came home to find that he is a Red-Eyed Vireo.  I've never seen one of those before.... Species list:  American…... Read more

Springtime at Bok Tower

April 2, 2010 - Ruby-throated hummingbird In general we've noticed that the warblers are starting to leave, so it was fun to see the oak trees in the parking lot full of little birds.  I was able to photograph palm, pine, and prairie warblers all in the same trees.  I think I heard one…... Read more

American White Pelicans Roosting at Circle B Bar Reserve

December 28, 2009 - American Coot take-off On Marsh Rabbit Run, I saw this yellow bird, and at first assumed that it was a pine warbler.  The pine warblers are not as common as the palm warblers, but I have seen a couple at Circle B before.  Then I got the picture home, examined…... Read more