Dec 262016
Seminole Ranch Conservation Area, 12/23/2016

This morning I drove to the Seminole Ranch Conservation Area. The parking area for it is right across the street from Orlando Wetlands Park. If there’s no hunt planned for the day, you can get there as early as you like and walk to the St. John’s River. The trail takes you to the St. […]

Jan 112016
Sprague's Pipit at the Little Big Econ WMA (Kilbee Tract), 1/4/2015

Yesterday I met up in the early morning with a couple of my friends to explore the Little Big Econ WMA. Our biggest hope was to find the Vermilion Flycatcher that has been hanging out along the Econ River. We found that bird without much trouble, though it was very early in the morning, and […]

Mar 132015
Birding and Photography Ethics

I’ve been an avid photographer for just about all this millennium, but I only became significantly interested in birding and wildlife photography after I received my 400mm lens and moved to Florida. I spent my early months here driving around wildlife loops and photographing whatever birds I saw. Eventually, I wanted to photograph more diversity […]

Nov 092014
Florida's Ammodramus Sparrows

There are six Ammodramus sparrows that occur in Florida, and now I have presentable photos of all of them. This may be my favorite group of birds in the world. I know the Henslow’s Sparrow photo below is terrible, but I’m not complaining. I suspect I won’t get a better photo unless I see one […]

Feb 072013
Le Conte’s Sparrow at Marl Bed Flats, 1/28/2013

Well, third time’s a charm. I’ve seen a Le Conte’s Sparrow twice here before this morning (both times with a group), but no photos. This morning I walked out by myself, hoping to find one and finally photograph it. Score! Le Conte’s Sparrows have now skyrocketed in my estimation to the prettiest sparrow I’ve photographed, […]