Birding Category

Backyard Birding: Prairie Warbler

I had a sweet Prairie Warbler in the yard yesterday who interacted with me quite playfully. He even hovered in front of me for a second, checking out my camera. He was too close for my long lens at that moment, but I still appreciated the gesture. ūüėČ You can click on the images to […]

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A Morning Surprise: Village Weaver!

I had plans to go birding this morning but I woke up too late. As I was puttering around the kitchen, making coffee, I was complaining to myself about sleeping in. I decided to put a positive spin on my attitude and said to myself “you know what, you were meant to stay here because […]

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Backyard Birding: September

This past weekend I headed out to Tall Cypress to see what fall migrants I could find. Saw a couple of Baltimore Orioles and a Worm-eating Warbler, but that was about it. My own backyard was buzzing when I got home though. I had a Cliff Swallow in a flock of Barn Swallows that flew […]

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Fall Migration is here!

In South Florida, our Blue-gray gnatcatchers disappear for summer. The adorable little things are usually the first indication I have in my own backyard that Fall Migration is upon us. Of course, I usually hear them before I see them which was the case this past Friday. The first one of the season and a […]

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Rufous-tailed Hummingbird

Snapped this beauty while in Costa Rica. The rufous-tailed hummingbird was about the size of my thumb and was fairly abundant.  It was the hummingbird I saw the most often while in Costa Rica. Texture by Distressed Textures

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Flight of the Starlings

This batch of Starlings took off in flight from a little patch of green near the wall while I was strolling around Berwick-upon-Tweed in Northumberland. I got one shot off and used a texture by Distressed Textures to add some drama to it. Hope you all like it!

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Mama Barred Owl Preening Chick

Spotted these two at the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary last month. Aren’t they a sweet pair?

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Gull Feather

Found on a beach in Central Florida. First one for my collection of birdy feathers!

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Newborns

Three tiny newborn red-winged blackbirds. Total cuteness! These little sweethearts where in a nest near the boardwalk at Wakodahatchee. I just love Springtime!

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Sandhill Cranes

I returned recently from the crane festival in Nebraska, where I witnessed hundreds of thousands of Sandhill Cranes take off at sunrise from the Platte river. They landed in nearby cornfields where they spent most of the day. The weather sucked. I hadn’t been that cold since I was on the Pennine Way last April. […]

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