Oct 112016
 
Fall Comes And Goes In The Blink Of An Eye

It was just a couple of weeks ago that summer was coming to an end. I was walking through the fields and you could feel the cooler air pushing in the morning fog. It’s usually around the end of September that Great Egrets start showing up at the rookery where the Great Blue Herons left […]

Sep 172016
 
Tropical Storm Hermine At Bunche Beach: Pt. II

With less than favorable conditions for photography of the wildlife at Bunche Beach, it seemed obvious that the birds were not airborne unless disturbed. I opted to remain at one observation point about a quarter mile east of the parking area where a good sized flock of shorebirds were actively feeding. The mangrove trees offered […]

Jul 112016
 
Alaska - 2nd June (Day 6)

We were up at 06:30 for a complete change in the routine from the last few days spent on St Paul, the day was to be spent driving south to Seward from Anchorage a journey of 126 miles with a few stops en-route and some birding in Seward on arrival. First stop was a supermarket […]

Sep 152015
 
Even the Bottom of the Grand Canyon is Now Contaminated

By almost any calculation, the Colorado River at the bottom of the Grand Canyon is one of the most isolated places in the contiguous United States. Although about half a million people a year hike Grand Canyon trails, only a tiny fraction of them make the arduous trek to the bottom, almost a mile from […]

Jan 222014
 
Viera Wetlands, 1/18/2014

Yesterday I made it out to Viera Wetlands for a little bit during the afternoon. I much prefer to go in the morning, but even though family commitments kept me home in the morning, afternoon birding proved to be all that I’d hoped. My biggest goal was to see an Ash-throated Flycatcher that’s been seen […]

Jun 042013
 
Una foto buscada durante tres años

Había organizado durante la semana con la gente encargada de la nueva reserva urbana Arroyo Itá para poder entrar a fotografiar un poco y ver que lo que quedó en el lugar luego de que finalizaran las obras, habíamos llegado temprano con Roby y una vez que nos presentamos al policía ingresamos a recorrer este […]

Feb 202013
 
Birds of Colusa National Wildlife Refuge

Colusa National Wildlife Refuge is part of the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex located about 90 miles North of Sacramento, California’s state capitol. The Sacramento National Wildlife Complex consists of five national wildlife refuges (NWR) and three wildlife management areas (WMA) found in California’s central valley.Colusa NWR is located about 6 miles east of Interstate […]

Feb 132013
 
Orlando Wetlands Park, 2/2/2013

This morning I went to Orlando Wetlands Park. I was hoping to see the Vermilion Flycatchers that were seen there this past November, and I found both without much difficulty. They’re such a beautiful red I can’t miss them even with my red-green colorblindness. They were pretty far a way, but since they’re such pretty […]

Dec 302012
 
My Favorite Bird Photos of 2012

At the end of each year I like to go back and look at the bird photographs I have taken and choose the ones I like the best for a “favorite bird photo” post. I usually choose one photo for each month but this year I have thrown in some extras, probably, for one reason […]

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

 
Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

The Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) is a large, conspicuous water kingfisher, the only member of that group commonly found in the northern United States and Canada. All kingfishers were formerly placed in one family, Alcedinidae, but recent research suggests that this should be divided into three. All six American kingfishers, together with three Old World […]

Jul 262012
 
The Jewel Of Florida

We are very fortunate in Floridato have many places where the beauty of nature all seem to come together.The Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands at Viera, though, or The Viera Wetlands, as the locals call it,is my favorite, and the favorite of many nature photographers. It is a water reclamation area with wonderful surrounds and attracts […]

Jan 012012
 
Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge Very Productive In December

In the past Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge has had good activity during the months of Jan-March, but this year it started early. The ducks started to arrive, then the roseate spoonbills, avocets, reddish egrets and the like. Also, a local favorite gave us some really nice photo ops by staying in the same place, with […]