Red-winged Blackbirds were attacking Swallow-tailed Kites who hunted insects over the fields, right over the blackbirds’ nest.
Hundreds of Swallow-tailed Kites kettling overhead makes for a happy bird photographer…especially when the birds start feeding on the wing
July 4th bird photography at Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive: Osprey with Fish, yawning Least Bittern, swallows, and Swallow-tailed Kites!
I kicked off my July 4 weekend with a Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive visit and photographed all sorts of fun birds
2014 Year in Review: Favorite photographic moments, with lots of cute baby birds! The best moment was the Sandhill Crane hatching. :)
We visited a Swallow-tailed Kite roost last weekend. The sheer number of birds was amazing! A few of my photos were even in focus :)
Every year in the summertime, the people on Birdbrains start talking about the kettles of Swallow-Tailed Kites on Powerline Road in Hernando County. Last year I really wanted to go and see them, but I didn’t. This year Dyeyo and I decided to drive out there to see what there was to see. We […]
I spent a morning at the Gatorland rookery the weekend before last. My friend Debbie Tubridy was in town, and we decided to check out the rookery, expecting it to be teeming with birds. But it wasn’t! The morning-light side of the rookery didn’t have nearly as much activity as in previous years. I was […]
I’ve been after a good Swallow-tailed Kite picture all summer. This weekend I was supposed to go to the Hernando County location where the kites are feeding on a field overrun with grasshoppers. But that opportunity didn’t work out, and I was a little disappointed. Then I was working in the backyard this afternoon, doing […]
This morning was cloudy, breezy, and great for getting outside! The birds at Gatorland’s Bird Rookery took longer to wake up, probably because the sun wasn’t shining as brightly as usual. The rookery was eerily quiet when I first got there, and then the babies started fussing as soon as the sun started to break […]