Birding Category

Blue-gray Tanager

Every morning I was at the Pura Vida Spa in Costa Rica, I would get up at sunrise to listen to the dawn chorus. After an hour or so, I would walk over to this banana tree that had a bunch of over-ripe fruit. It attracted the wrens, the blue-crowned motmot (pics of him to […]

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Spring is coming…

Just a little post for all those who’ve been having a long winter. Spring is coming! I promise! 😉

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Just another day on the lake…

With me and the Great Blue Heron in a battle of wits!

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White-winged Doves at Feeder

Are you all participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count this weekend? I did my count today, bird watching from my patio, under a blanket because it was cold down here in South Florida! I watched for 70 minutes and saw 20 species for a total of 64 individual birds. I counted 10 muscovy ducklings […]

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Everglades Birding Festival

A couple of weeks ago I attended the Everglades Birding Festival. I ended up going on the South Dade Exotics and the Upper Keys Natural Adventure field trips.  In those two days I saw 46 species and ticked off 9 new lifers! Although I don’t have pictures of everything I saw, here are my favorites: […]

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Savannah Sparrows

This past weekend Lita and I went birding on Merritt Island. It was really windy and quite chilly. That made for a great opportunity to snap some Savannah Sparrows that were warming up in the parking area of Black Point. They let us get within a couple of feet so we got down on our […]

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Glossy Ibis in Breeding Colors

Taken on Merritt Island, Florida last winter. Looking forward to this years birding trip! Click on image to appreciate this stunner!

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Mottled Duck

Snapped in my backyard. What a showoff! Click on the image to see a larger version.

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Red-bellied Woodpecker, Female

She suddenly showed up for a split second while I was shooting the blue jay pics. I got one shot off and this was it!

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My Little Family of Blue Jays

I have a family of five blue jays. I had a pair that had four babies that fledged in my garden last spring. They would bring them everyday from the nest to my fenced-in side garden, which is also canopied by a sky vine draped over a strawberry guava tree. It offered protection as they […]

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