A summer day at the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive (LAWD) yielded a wading bird feeding frenzy, lots of Green Herons, begging Barn Swallows, and a singing Indigo Bunting
A fall walk at Orlando Wetlands Park gave me a chance to photograph our returning winter birds
Alligators, wading birds, and Ospreys all vied for fish in a feeding frenzy at the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive pump house pond
A search for Fort De Soto migrants yielded Summer Tanager, Hermit Thrush, Orchard Oriole, and my one of my favorite birds: Roseate Spoonbill!
Lots of birds at Viera Wetlands, including Wilson’s Snipes, American Bitterns, an Osprey with Fish, courting egrets. Plus an elusive mystery snake!
A foggy spring morning at Circle B Bar Reserve yielded nesting Great Blue Herons, a wading bird feeding frenzy, and a flock of mixed passerines
An early September walk at Orlando Wetlands Park yielded photos of Snowy Egrets, Belted Kingfisher, and other wading birds
An early April visit to the Gatorland Rookery yielded awesome shots of beautiful breeding birds and a few cute babies
The Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive was more peaceful than the malls on this Black Friday! Little birds all over posed for my camera
After a sleepless night and a photographer’s worst nightmare (sleeping through sunrise), the beach was beautiful for a “Snowy Egret sunrise”
Breeding birds on display at Gatorland in late April, where the Cattle Egrets posed for head shots and the Snowies showed off their plumes
Rich and I headed to Daytona for birds and dinner. The Purple Sandpiper eluded us, but we did see some birds that weren’t purple!
Michael and I spent the first cool fall day at Orlando Wetlands Park, where we enjoyed a sunrise, dancing Snowy Egrets, and a cute surprise!
On the morning that Deb and I saw Rich’s awesome turtle, we also saw a bunch of fun birds. Springtime is the best time of year for Central Florida nature photography. Some of our winter visitors are still hanging around, the migrants start to move through, and the local birds get all spiffy-looking for courtship […]
In my last post I wrote about the Roseate Spoonbills roosting at Viera Wetlands in the Click Ponds. Well, there are a bunch of other fun birds there too. Especially during the early golden light, when the spoonies weren’t cooperating for photography, it was amazing to be surrounded by pink and yet I was photographing […]
It’s been quite a while since I last visited Orlando Wetlands Park, so when my friend Michael Libbe suggested that we go there for sunrise, I was excited to go back. Summer days at Orlando Wetlands Park are very hot, but there was a nice breeze to keep us comfortable. We arrived a good half […]
After visiting the Black Skimmer colony with my dad on Father’s Day, we decided to head to Fort De Soto to explore. It was mid-day, and we knew we’d see more people than birds. Still, it’s hard to be half an hour away from Bird Photography Paradise and not at least stop by! I’m glad […]
My last Gatorland post focused on the Snowy Egret that I saw hatch, but I saw lots of other birds last Saturday morning also. It was a cloudy morning, with a good chance of rain, so I didn’t want to drive for hours and then take a long walk with my Beast. So I opted […]
This morning I had the privilege of watching a baby bird hatch at the Gatorland Rookery. It was incredible. Watching the little bird break out of the egg and enter the world was an amazing experience. And a long one! The last time I watched an egg hatch, it was a Double-Crested Cormorant, and it […]
A few weeks ago I had fun visiting the Orlando Wetlands Park for the first time with friends. We were searching for the Vermillion Flycatcher. But when we came across this stretch of water with lots of fishing Snowy Egrets, it was impossible to pass them by. They’d fly in front of us and dive […]