My New Groundpod

March 30, 2013 - ...Lately I’ve been hand-holding the Beast a lot, so that I can lie down and photograph birds at eye level.  This technique has been paying off well with the Sandhill Crane babies (more on that tomorrow!)  To see what I’m talking about, look at the two images below.  The first was taken while I was […] Read more

A Walk Around Lake Morton

April 14, 2012 - The Ring-Billed Gulls were very unafraid of people – they are fed all the time, and they allow photographers to walk right up to them.  Rich didn’t know what to think when I laid down to get face-to-face with one, hehe!... Read more


December 29, 2011 - ...Finally! I got to use The Beast for the first time in almost a month! After hearing friends talk about the great birds at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, I went there yesterday. Blackpoint Wildlife Drive was busier than I’ve ever seen it (both with birds and photographers :)). The birding wasn’t spectacular, due to […] Read more

Finally! I Photographed a Painted Bunting at the Circle B Bar Reserve!

February 13, 2011 - A Caspian Tern and several Ring-Billed Gulls posed on the posts along Wading Bird Way.... Ring-Billed Gull An Anhinga posed nearby.... Yellowthroat, Common Grackle, Common Moorhen, Double-crested Cormorant, Eastern Meadowlark, Eastern Phoebe, Fish Crow, Glossy Ibis, Gray Catbird, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Green Heron, House Wren, Killdeer, King Rail,…... Read more

Lions and Bitterns and Rails, Oh My! Circle B Bar Reserve Never Disappoints

January 23, 2011 - So I turned my attention to the birds that were showing off: the Ring-Billed Gulls and the American Coots.... Ring-Billed Gull American Coot I liked the pale pink water in the two shots above, produced by the reflection of the pre-sunrise sky.... But he had a Sora on his back!"…... Read more

Ring-Billed Gull

In Search of Hooded Mergansers…

December 12, 2010 - A flock of Ring-Billed Gulls was sunning at the edge of the pond.... My best shot was this flight shot: Ring-Billed Gull in flight I really liked the detail in the feathers in the shot above, which I fine-tuned a tiny bit with Photoshop Elements Shadows and Highlights.... Here's another…... Read more

Ring-Billed Gull

Chased by an Otter at the Circle B Bar Reserve

December 4, 2010 - Ring-Billed Gull A lone Brown Pelican was out fishing for his breakfast.... Brown Pelican But bright light sometimes does work in the photographer's favor...I liked the effect of shooting into the bright sunrise in this picture: Ring-Billed Gull The lake was full of Double-Crested Cormorants.... Species list: Anhinga, American Bittern,…... Read more