Double-crested Cormorant

Springtime Stop at Lake Morton

April 20, 2019 - Most of the winter ducks have left Florida, but a few Ruddy Ducks and a couple of Ring-necked Ducks were still present at Lake Morton in early April.... I love the blue beaks that form part of the male Ruddy Duck's breeding plumage.... Read more

Ruddy Duck

Lifer Grasshopper Sparrow at Lust Road

January 22, 2017 - I was pleased to see this Ruddy Duck so close to a hiking berm....  Usually I get my Ruddy Duck shots at Lake Morton, where they tend to concentrate at the center of the lake.... Read more

Ruddy Duck

Springtime at Lakes Morton and Mirror

May 13, 2015 - A few steps farther, we came across a few Ruddy Ducks....  My dad was just saying that he didn't have a good close picture of a Ruddy Duck, then we spotted a pair lying very close to shore.... Read more

Ruddy Duck

Around Lake Morton

May 20, 2014 - A few female Ruddy Ducks were also lingering at the lake....  The Ruddy Ducks are smaller than most ducks, and they tend to hang out further away than the other ducks.... Read more

Ruddy Duck

Springtime Walk at Lake Morton

March 12, 2014 - I almost walked right past this Ruddy Duck, who was sunning himself on a rock on the lake shore....  Ruddy Ducks are winter migrant visitors in Florida.... Read more

Ruddy Duck

Cute Babies at Lake Morton

April 21, 2013 - Yesterday I was excited to find a couple of Ruddy Ducks close to shore....  My first Ruddy Duck was a few years ago at the Circle B Bar Reserve, when my dad and I came across a female on a very foggy morning.... Read more

Foggy but Interesting Morning at the Circle B Bar Reserve

March 27, 2011 - It's been a few weeks since we were out at Wading Bird Way, so it was fun to say hello to the birds out there.  There were still a bunch of coots hanging around, although not as many as back in January.  Some Pied-Billed Grebes are still hanging around.  And…... Read more