Backyard Birding: Prairie Warbler
Posted on October 2, 2014 1 Comment
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. 😉 You can click on the images to […]
Fall Migration is here!
Posted on September 8, 2014 Leave a Comment
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 […]
Posted on June 19, 2014 Leave a Comment
Found on a beach in Central Florida. First one for my collection of birdy feathers!
Posted on May 30, 2014 Leave a Comment
The black-naped Oriole is found in many parts of Asia. Since I’ve not been to Asia, I snapped a couple of pictures of this yellow and black beauty in the aviary at the San Diego Zoo. The zoo houses two aviaries: the Scripps Aviary and the Owens Aviary, both filled with many exotic species from around the […]
Posted on April 6, 2014 2 Comments
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. […]
Spring is coming…
Posted on March 5, 2014 1 Comment
Just a little post for all those who’ve been having a long winter. Spring is coming! I promise! 😉
White-winged Doves at Feeder
Posted on February 14, 2014 Leave a Comment
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 […]
Glossy Ibis in Breeding Colors
Posted on January 2, 2014 Leave a Comment
Taken on Merritt Island, Florida last winter. Looking forward to this years birding trip! Click on image to appreciate this stunner!
Red-bellied Woodpecker, Female
Posted on November 22, 2013 1 Comment
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!