Both springtime and Red-Winged Blackbirds are in the air at the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive! Nesting is underway as birds molt into their breeding plumage
You can spend a whole morning photographing birds at Lust Road. Yesterday’s highlights included Ash-throated Flycatcher and Western Kingbird
A quick stop at Oakland Nature Preserve turned up a pretty tree in bloom, full of little birds!
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
A cloudy morning on Lust Road yielded most of the specialty birds, most of whom posed on fences! Silly birds…
Springtime at the Circle B Bar Reserve yields great birds, including a Tufted Titmouse mid-air interception and a nesting pair of Great Blue Herons
Springtime birds at Circle B…American Robins, the Barred Owl, Swamp Sparrows, and a huge flock of Yellow-rumped Warblers!
Last year my friends found a Sandhill Crane family in Casselberry. When I visited, the colts were several weeks old, already getting to their leggy stage. They entertained me with their spider wars. This year I made a trip over there while the babies are still small. They hatched on Sunday, and I went six […]
To continue the “Lord of the Rings” titles, this post is about “The Two Turtles” (and some birds, hehe). Rich was a very happy camper when I got home from the Circle B Bar Reserve with several pictures of turtles. He said I had to post at least one – after all, this site is […]
Mum-mum says that her warblers haven’t been around much in the last few weeks. Ours are still quite active, hopping around and chipping to each other in the treetops, especially in the late afternoons. I love how I can take my camera on our evening walks again! Yay for Daylight Savings Time!
I couldn’t resist the itch to try out my 500mm lens any more! It was pretty windy today, so rather than going to Circle B, Rich and I went up to Oakland Nature Preserve at sunset. Maybe I’m just very spoiled by Circle B, but Oakland doesn’t seem to have as many birds as it […]
Mum-mum has been wondering what the differences are between Palm Warblers and Yellow-Rumped Warblers. Here they are, side by side…
Relatively speaking, there were very few birds at the Circle B Bar Reserve this morning. Usually we are greeted by flocks of White Ibis and Wood Storks flying over Heron Hideout. We see Osprey and various wading birds flying overhead. Lately a bunch of Roseate Spoonbills have been filling the marshes with pink. Today there […]
I’ve been going to the Circle B Bar Reserve at least once a week since June, and plenty of times before that, and I’ve never seen a River Otter. Dyeyo’s seen them plenty of times. Well, I finally got to see one today! There were otters running up and down Marsh Rabbit Run all morning. […]
The Yellow-Rumped Warblers have definitely arrived! Like the Palm Warblers, it seems as if they arrived overnight — we went from seeing none to seeing tons of them hopping around in the evenings. Their evening call note distinguishes them from the Palm and Yellow-Throated Warblers around the neighborhood. This isn’t the greatest picture, but the […]
The trees at the Circle B Bar Reserve were full of little birds today. The warblers are so cute. This yellow rumped warbler wasn’t sure about the crazy photographer underneath him. There were tons of warblers today (palm, pine, yellow-rumped, and common yellowthroats), but we didn’t see or hear a single blue-gray gnatcatcher. That was […]
Dyeyo, Rich, and I were very cold birdwatchers at the Circle B Bar Reserve this morning. My wool hat from Pittsburgh came in handy! I saw my first limpkins on Wading Bird Way today. Look at that long spear of a beak! The limpkins were fishing for their breakfasts as we watched. This guy had […]
We went to Callaway Gardens to see the Fantasy in Lights display, but during the day, we had a great time walking around the gardens. There are so many birds at Callaway! The Callaway Birds of Prey show is fun. They pick three of about ten of their birds to display during each show, and […]
Birds Seen Today – Painted Bunting, Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, Ruby-Crowned Kinglet, Yellow-Rumped Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, Pine Warbler, Palm Warbler, Black and White Warbler, American Kestrel, Red-Shouldered Hawk, Gray Catbird, Downy Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Eastern Pheobe, Osprey, Blue Jay, Cardinal, Red-Wing Blackbird