Nov 282017
Gull-billed Terns at Orlando Wetlands Park, 11/24/2017

I decided to wander around Orlando Wetlands Park this morning and found a wonderful surprise. Two Gull-billed Terns were parked together right next to the main trail. I’ve never been happy with my photos of this species before, and I think today’s photographs were my favorite. Ducks are increasing in numbers with every visit. This […]

Aug 092016
Alaska - 13th June (Day 17)

It was our final mornings birding in Barrow and indeed in Alaska as this was the final day of the trip. We decided to head out to the point to get some final views of Polar Bear. As we drove along the coast road the male Snowy Owl from yesterday was perched close to the […]

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 […]

Apr 162013
Central Florida Birding, 4/6/2013

This morning my son had a 9am appointment in Sanford, and I had a work obligation in Orlando at 2pm. Not wanting to risk something going wrong, I decided to stay local and bird my way from Sanford to Orlando. I first went to Spring Hammock Preserve, hoping for a Prothonotary Warbler and Northern Waterthrush. […]

Mar 182013
Pasco County, 3/10/2013

This morning I birded West Pasco County with my new friend David Gagne. We had a fantastic time. My biggest hope was to see a Seaside Sparrow, and we found at least one at Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park. We heard several Clapper Rails, a Virginia Rail and a Sora. We then went to the […]

Feb 192013
Jenney Pond (Arms House Pond) Plymouth, Massachusetts for Photography

Although, one of the great places to photograph waterfowl And other birds in Plymouth, Massachusetts, I call Jenney Pond, because it is the location of the Jenney Grist Mill its actual name is and is located in Town Brook Park, according to Google maps. Year-round, there is a resident population of Mallards, Canada Geese and […]

Feb 142013
Lesser Scaup

One of the difficulties in birdwatching is telling similar species apart. In the duck family, the greater and lesser scaup can be difficult to distinguish. In my blog I gave some helpful hints on how to distinguish between the greater and lesser scaup

Dec 032012
A few Highlights from Costa Rica Birding at Ujarras

Ujarras, Costa Rica is a small settlement situated near the Cachi Dam. This structure is in turn located in the Orosi Valley and is meant to hold back the water of the Reventazon River so it can be used to generate electricity. A side effect was the creation of a lake that produced Costa Rica’s […]

Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis

Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis

The Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis), is a small North American diving duck that migrates south as far as Central America in winter. Their breeding habitat is inland lakes and marsh ponds in tundra from Alaska through western Canada to western Montana. These birds migrate south (mostly via the Central and Mississippi Flyways) when the young […]

Feb 142012
Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge Continues to Please

So far into the new year Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge has continued to be VERY active. There has been a good population of roseate spoonbills, america avocets, eagles, and all sorts of ducks. Let me see if I can list some of the ducks in good numbers, american widgeons, northern shovelers, pintails, hooded mergansers, ring-necked, […]