My first afternoon visit to the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive, in search of the rare White-faced Ibis and Fork-tailed Flycatcher. Lots of great birds!
I participated in the 2013 Lakeland Christmas Bird Count. Rarites included Nelson’s Sparrow, Franklin’s Gull, and White-Faced Ibis.
Easter sunrise, a lifer, and a bobcat…it was a very good morning at the Circle B Bar Reserve!! On Easter Sunday I was out on the Wading Bird Way trail approximately 45 minutes before sunrise. I watched the pale glow of the sun as it appeared over the horizon, and finally burst up over the clouds. I enjoyed playing with my new off-camera flash cord, which I used to illuminate the flowers and the rocks in the foreground. It’s always fun to experiment with new techniques, and I’m not (yet) very proficient with creative flash. The morning was supposed to be very cloudy, but the clouds were not so thick that they ruined the sunrise. There was no one else out on the trail, and I had my own little sunrise service! As I stood enjoying the sunrise, I heard the familiar sound of Black Skimmers. I was surprised, because I’d never seen Black Skimmers at the Circle B Bar Reserve before. But as I looked up, yep, there was a small flock of skimmers skimming! Their flight pattern when they skim is unmistakable, even in low light. The nice thing about having two camera bodies is that I could […]