Beautiful Morning at the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

April 3, 2011 - After hearing  time after time about how great the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge is, Dyeyo decided that he wanted to go with me and see it.  It was a pretty foggy morning, but the sun burned off the fog just as we arrived at the refuge around 8:30.  The…... Read more

White-Eyed Vireo

Frosty Morning at the Circle B Bar Reserve

December 29, 2010 - Swamp Sparrow A White-Eyed Vireo posed for me also.... White-Eyed Vireo Dyeyo joined me as I reached the end of the Marsh Rabbit Run trail.   The first thing we saw as we hit the Wading Bird Way (well, besides the obvious pelicans and coots!) was a Roseate Spoonbill asleep on…... Read more

White-Eyed Vireo

Cold Sunset at Oakland Nature Preserve

December 27, 2010 - Maybe I'm just very spoiled by Circle B, but Oakland doesn't seem to have as many birds as it used to.  We used to see dozens of Ospreys sitting high in the trees, usually with fish.  We didn't see a single one today.  But we did see little birds, especially…... Read more

White-Eyed Vireo

Chased by an Otter at the Circle B Bar Reserve

December 4, 2010 - Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher This White-Eyed Vireo moved along the trail with me, staying just a bush or two ahead of the camera.... White-Eyed Vireo Next time I'll probably go back to hiking on Marsh Rabbit Run, but Alligator Alley does have a pretty good bird selection, if you go in the…... Read more

Circle B Migrants

September 19, 2010 - ...I felt like playing with Photoshop today, so I made another warbler and migrant bird collage. These little birds are usually high in the oak canopies, and it’s hard to get great pictures of them. They also hop around really fast. You come home with a stiff neck and then squint at your pictures, asking […] Read more

Springtime at Bok Tower

April 2, 2010 - Red-Bellied Woodpecker I saw this white-eyed vireo by the Window on the Pond.  This is the second time I've seen one at Bok, and I've not seen one elsewhere.  Their white eyes are very striking.... White-eyed vireo The tufted titmice were so cute hopping around the bird feeder.  I know…... Read more