A cold breezy morning was still good for photography at Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive – Drake Canvasback, Yellow Warbler, and American Bittern
A fall walk at Orlando Wetlands Park gave me a chance to photograph our returning winter birds
The photography at Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive is awesome this summer! Fork-tailed Flycatcher, Blue Grosbeak, Loggerhead Shrike, Indigo Bunting
Backyard birding is best in early April – Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, warblers, Painted Buntings, a juvenile dove (already!), and a hilarious Brown Thrasher photobomb!
Foggy mornings can still be good for photography at Circle B, especially when the birds cooperate with you!
An early September walk at Orlando Wetlands Park yielded photos of Snowy Egrets, Belted Kingfisher, and other wading birds
When Michael invited my dad and me on a monkey cruise at Silver Springs, I had no idea what to expect…it turned out to be awesome!
A very poor shot of my far-off lifer Whooping Crane, plus a bunch of birds from Joe Overstreet Road. Fun morning!
Last Saturday morning I visited the Circle B Bar Reserve with the hope of seeing my first Bobolink. Bobolinks are migratory birds that pass through Circle B during early May. My dad has seen them several times, but I never have – I’ve missed them every year! I knew Saturday morning would be cloudy, but […]
Easter sunrise, a lifer, and a bobcat…it was a very good morning at the Circle B Bar Reserve!! On Easter Sunday I was out on the Wading Bird Way trail approximately 45 minutes before sunrise. I watched the pale glow of the sun as it appeared over the horizon, and finally burst up over the […]
The weather forecasters had it all wrong last weekend. They said it would be partially cloudy on Saturday, rainy on Sunday. Try it the other way around, guys. So I went to Circle B on Saturday hoping for partial cloudcover, and I got thick fog until around 10:00. But that was ok, because at 10:00, […]
How are kitten care and warbler photography alike? Neither subject will stay still! This morning I enjoyed an off-Friday sunrise at the Circle B Bar Reserve. I saw my first warblers of the season! Two Yellow Warblers and one Prairie Warbler spent a pleasant 15 minutes posing for me in the top of a tree […]
The Bald Eagle has returned to his nest on the sandhill at the Circle B Bar Reserve! I was very happy to hear him and then confirm that he was sitting just above the nest. It’s been almost a month since Dyeyo and I went to Circle B, so we were both excited to get […]
It was a good morning for baby birds at the Circle B Bar Reserve. I spent about an hour watching the Osprey nest on the Heron Hideout trail. Then I moved on to the Alligator Alley trail, where I photographed the Red-Shouldered Hawk Nest. The Northern Parulas taunted me but didn’t let me see them. […]
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 […]
This morning started out slow at the Circle B Bar Reserve. We’re getting into the time of year when there are fewer birds at the reserve, and you don’t get as many great photo ops as you do during the winter. But I find that the baby birds are just as fun to photograph as […]
I spent a quiet off-Friday morning at the Circle B Bar Reserve this morning. It’s always a treat to be on the trails without the weekend crowds. I started off on the Heron Hideout trail to say hello to the little Sandhill Crane, then I turned left onto the Alligator Alley trail and hiked that […]
Dyeyo and I went to the Circle B Bar Reserve this morning on a quest to find baby birds. The adorable Sandhill Crane colt that met us on the Heron Hideout trail was just the first. We figured that the Barred Owlet had already fledged, so we headed out to Wading Bird Way in search […]
This winter the American Bittern and the King Rail were the stars at the Circle B Bar Reserve. This spring, the Sandhill Crane colt that frequents the Heron Hideout trail is quickly becoming the newest celebrity at the park. This morning I met Michael Libbe at sunrise and we found the Sandhill Crane family out […]
Wow it was foggy this morning! It was all clear as I left Orlando, but the fog started when I hit I-4, and the Polk Parkway was crazy with fog. So I wasn’t anticipating seeing too much this morning at the Circle B Bar Reserve. I’m glad I was wrong! We saw tons of birds. […]