Happy Mother’s Day!

May 13, 2012 - I spent yesterday afternoon with my parents in their backyard.  We had a fun time planting and transplanting, trying to make sure there's enough nectar to satisfy Mum-mum's visiting hummers.  When I saw the Red-Bellied Woodpeckers eating oranges in Dick's backyard, though, I couldn't resist going to get my camera……... Read more

Cute Babies at Viera Wetlands

July 9, 2011 - I was surprised by the number of baby Black-necked Stilts at the ponds.  At one point I found a rather chubby adult, who seemed to have too many legs.  It wasn’t until I got home and blew up the image that I realized that the “chubby” adult had her wings…... Read more

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

January 30, 2011 - Great Blue Heron A pair of Red-Bellied Woodpeckers landed on the same tree near the lake.... (I hope I'm there the day that Dyeyo finally does see one - he's going to be so excited!!) Red-Bellied Woodpecker Several Ruby-Crowned Kinglets mixed in with the Blue-Gray Gnatcatchers.... "See you next weekend!"…... Read more

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Seeing is Believing: There Really are Otters at the Circle B Bar Reserve!

November 14, 2010 - Eastern Phoebe On a neighboring tree, a Red-Bellied Woodpecker was digging into a small hole.... Red-Bellied Woodpecker There's a dead tree partway down Marsh Rabbit Run that the Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks like to sit in.... Yellow Flower Marsh Panorama Species list: Anhinga, American Coot, Bald Eagle, Belted Kingfisher, Black-Bellied Whistling…... Read more

Baby Birds at the Circle B Bar Reserve

June 20, 2010 - The beautiful sunrise this morning was just the start of a happy Father's Day hike with Dyeyo at the Circle B Bar Reserve.  We saw lots of baby birds!   Sand Hill Cranes, Purple Gallinules, Common Moorhens, Grackles and Red-Winged Blackbirds, a Red-Bellied Woodpecker...... Juvenile Grackle As we passed an old,…... Read more

Springtime at Bok Tower

April 2, 2010 - Azalea paths Dyeyo, Rich, and I had fun bird-watching at Bok Tower.  We saw the most birds over by Window by the Pond, near the bird feeders.  I was amazed  to see several painted buntings!  One of the caretakers said that the painteds had arrived last winter and returned this…... Read more