Be Sure To Be An eBirder

Somewhere between the Arctic and Southwest Florida is a place to relax and do some good birding. One of those great places to bird is in Killingworth, Connecticut. With the ability to observe action at a leisurely pace, typically 15 minutes before sunrise and beyond with a desire to increase my bird list, it has […]

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Central Winds Park, 10/3/2015

Yesterday I visited Central Winds Park hoping for migrants. It was kind of a slow morning. The cold front up north should have brought migrants down, but weather patterns seem to have held them from coming down to us. So I had 9 warbler species, none of them worth writing home about. The most unusual […]

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Eastern Phoebe at Central Winds Park

I saw my first Great Crested Flycatcher of the year this year; that’s usually a good sign that Eastern Phoebes are going to start packing up to leave. I suspect by the end of March, they’ll all be gone. So a few days ago I photographed an Eastern Phoebe at Central Winds Park. I’m going […]

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Guide to the Econ River Wilderness Area

The Econ River Wilderness Area is another of my favorite places ot visit in Seminole County. It’s only about 10 minutes from my home, so I can visit there on a whim, which is nice. The wilderness area covers about 240 acres that extends from Old Lockwood Rd to the Econ River just north of […]

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Canal St, 1/29/2013

It doesn’t look like much, but this little fence on Canal St just south of Lake Jesup is quickly becoming one of my favorite places for photographing sparrows and other perching birds. This morning was one of my best sparrow photo days. I was hoping to find a White-crowned Sparrow here, which I didn’t find, […]

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Lake Apopka, 1/26/2013

Beyond finding the Brown-crested Flycatcher and other flycatchers I was looking for, I had fun finding other birds as well. Several birds posed for photographs, most notably Red-winged Blackbirds, Eastern Phoebe, and Ospreys. Also a Red Admiral landed on a tree trunk for me. In my haste to find the flycatchers, I didn’t stop much […]

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Mead Gardens, 1/11/2012

This morning I dropped by Mead Gardens before work. It was somewhat quiet, but there were some highlights. A Yellow-rumped Warbler posed nicely for me, as did an Eastern Phoebe. And I also found my first Cedar Waxwings of the year. These are pretty fun birds, and I’m always glad to see them.

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Northern Mockingbird on Canal Street

My search for Henslow’s, Le Conte’s and White-crowned Sparrows have so far come up empty. I’m still hopeful, though. This morning I returned to Canal St., where I’d found Savannah, Vesper, and Grasshopper Sparrows earlier this month. The morning started out very cloudy, and the birds seemed content to stay hidden and quiet, but the […]

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Lake Lotus Park, 12/11/2012

It was slow at Lake Lotus this morning. I first drove by an orange grove nearby to see what I could find–the most interesting find was a small flock of House Finches. Then I went to Lake Lotus and walked the boardwalk. The most interesting bird I found there was a Swamp Sparrow, but my […]

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First Days of Summer Walkabout

Summer greets Western Massachusetts with a hot soup of humid heat. The rising sun casts a net of sweltering, swelling, sanguine rays piercing skin and leaf alike. Spreading landscape’s spring green evaporates into a darker coating . . . void of its former verdant glow. It is a great time for butterflies, except for all […]

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