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Springtime at Lakes Morton and Mirror

May 13, 2015 - We spotted a Common Gallinule with two tiny chicks, then we spotted another with juvenile "teenagers."   This one seemed to be asking one of the hard questions of childhood...."Mommy, am I a boy or a girl?" One of my favorite things about visiting Lake Morton in the spring is…... Read more

Father’s Day at the Polk Rookery

June 20, 2012 - The White Ibis and Cattle Egrets continue to nest at the end of the season.  Also the Anhingas and Double-crested Cormorants nest there year-round.  We saw several White Ibis bringing in nesting material, and some sitting patiently on nests.  A pair of tiny White Ibises was sitting under Mom.  The…... Read more

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Shades of Red

March 15, 2012 - The White Ibises at Fort De Soto last weekend were sporting some very brilliant breeding colors.  A group of them fed for me in the little pool near the concession stand on the North Beach.  When bright white birds with great red beaks stand there patiently pulling crab after crab…... Read more

Even an Icky Day is Good at Circle B Bar Reserve

November 27, 2011 - The best poser was this White Ibis.... Bird Species List (46 total): American Coot, American Goldfinch (FOS) (heard), American Robin, American Wigeon, Anhinga, Bald Eagle, Belted Kingfisher, Black-Bellied Whistling Duck, Blue Jay, Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, Blue-Winged Teal, Boat-tailed Grackle, Common Gallinule, Common Yellowthroat, Double-Crested Cormorant, Eastern Phoebe, Gadwall, Glossy Ibis, Gray…... Read more

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Nesting Season Winds Down at Polk Rookery

July 10, 2011 - The White Ibis are almost all gone from the rookery.  Just a few family groups of fledglings remained, plus a couple of really late nests under incubation.  I have to get used to their sound each time I go back to the rookery.  I'm used to seeing fully grown ibis,…... Read more

Father’s Day at the Polk Rookery

June 19, 2011 - Brown Pelican Black-Crowned Night Heron juveniles are all over the Brazilian Pepper in this rookery.  At first Dyeyo was excited to see so many night herons, but after five trips with Herman, he's taken lots of pictures of them.  He refused to take a single night heron picture today.  I…... Read more

Spoon-Feeding at the Polk Rookery

May 29, 2011 - Herman took my dad and me out in his boat again this morning.  The Polk Rookery has changed considerably since my last visit in March.  Then the birds were building their nests, and Great Egrets, Wood Storks dominated the Brazilian Pepper.  Today the rookery was filled with fledgling birds of…... Read more

Circle B Says Goodbye to its Winter Migrants and Hello to the Summer Residents

April 15, 2011 - Sandhill Crane colt – week 4 Finally the Sandhill Cranes moved off into the marsh, and I continued my walk down Heron Hideout.  A couple of White Ibises flew right over my head.  I was happy I'd brought my 70-200 on my old 40D body.  I aimed up, dialing in…... Read more

Beautiful Morning at the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

April 3, 2011 - Our first bird of the day was this White Ibis, who probably had no idea that he was casting such a great reflection in the water in front of him.  Look at the color in that beak!  My blog must sound like a broken record...."the breeding colors are awesome"...... White…... Read more

Flyin’ Ibis

February 3, 2011 - Rich and I took a walk this weekend and saw this White Ibis flying overhead.  I've been trying for good flight shots of these guys.  I really like their bright white plumage and black wing tips.... White Ibis... Read more

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Snow Geese at Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge

December 20, 2010 - Snow Geese Dyeyo and I really liked Lake Woodruff.  It reminded us of the Circle B Bar Reserve.  We were there around mid-day, which is not prime bird activity time (or bird photography time!)  But there were hundreds of birds.  We've  never seen such large flocks of Glossy Ibis.  White…... Read more

Cranes and Pelicans and a Circle B Sunset

December 11, 2010 - Flock of White Ibis coming to roost I spotted a flock of at least 10 Sandhill Cranes flying in to roost.... Sandhill Cranes in flight (Blur) Species list: Anhinga, American Coot, Black-Bellied Whistling Duck, Black Vulture, Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, Blue-Winged Teal, Common Moorhen, Double-Crested Cormorant, Eastern Phoebe, Glossy Ibis, Gray Catbird,…... Read more

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Skies Filled with Birds at the Circle B Bar Reserve

November 28, 2010 - White Ibis fill the skies The morning was cool and bright -- a nice change from yesterday's cloudy gloom!... Turkey Vulture Species list: Anhinga, American Coot, American Goldfinch, American Robin (FOS), Bald Eagle, Belted Kingfisher, Black-Bellied Whistling Duck, Black Vulture, Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, Blue-Winged Teal, Boat-Tailed Grackle, Cardinal, Caspian Tern, Cattle…... Read more

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The Coots have Returned to the Circle B Bar Reserve

October 17, 2010 - Roseate Spoonbill I've been trying to get good pictures of White Ibises in flight all summer.... The backlighting made for an interesting effect, though: White Ibis Then a couple of Wood Storks flew in.... Juvenile Bald Eagle Species list: Anhinga, American Coot (First of Season), American Wigeon, Bald Eagle, Black-Bellied…... Read more

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White Ibis with Frog

October 10, 2010 - This afternoon I was pulling into Stoneybrook West after birding at Circle B, and I saw a White Ibis on the sidewalk, eating a nice big frog.... White Ibis with Frog I'm starting to be better at changing auto-focus settings by touch.... Read more

There are warblers at the Circle B Bar Reserve…if you know where to look!

September 5, 2010 - Do the turkey stretch At the beginning of the Alligator Alley trail, this White Ibis posed so pretty that I just had to stop and take his picture.  I don't care how common a bird is, it's fun to take their pictures!!... White Ibis There wasn't much activity on the…... Read more

Little Birds Galore at Circle B Bar Reserve

March 20, 2010 - Little Blue Heron We saw several juvenile white ibises this morning.  I don't think I've photographed a juvenile before.... Juvenile White Ibis There were several double crested cormorants out on Wading Bird Way.  It's such fun to watch them fishing.  They go underwater in one place and then come up…... Read more