Dec 282017
Reinita Coronicastaña (Palm Warbler) Setophaga palmarum

En Cuba ocurre prácticamente lo mismo que en mi país (con respecto a las aves obviamente)…. el pájaro mas fotogénico y por lo tanto mas fácil de fotografiar, es el que mas abunda. En Varadero el Chipe playero, Bijirita de palma, o la Cigüita de palmar como también se lo conoce entre tantos nombres regionales, […]

Jun 182017
Reinita Coronicastaña (Palm Warbler) Setophaga palmarum

En esta entrada les presento a uno de los pajaritos mas abundantes que pude observar y fotografiar en el Memories Varadero beach resort, allí fue el lugar en el que nos hospedamos para la estadía durante las vacaciones familiares a inicio de este año. En todo el parquizado del hotel este arañero estaba prácticamente en […]

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. […]

May 122016
Fort De Soto Park Spring Migration: Pt II

Warbler activity is not confined to the food bearing vegetation in the southern region of Fort De Soto Park.           The Scarlet Tanager above (image 1) was photographed at Fort De Soto Park in April 2016. After a near full morning of birding the bottom half of Mullet Key, Tom Obrock […]

May 032014
A Bestiary : Songbirds ~ American Redstart

The animated and flashy warbler American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) is the final warbler featured in my Bestiary. Migrating songbirds are returning to our Western Massachusetts hillside now as I finish the warbler section of A Bestiary — Tales From a Wildlife Garden. I have enjoyed recalling and writing about the numerous encounters I have had […]

Nov 072013
Mead Gardens, 10/26/2013

Mead Gardens has been exceptionally slow all fall with very few warblers stopping by. But I still like to visit from time to time, especially during the Orange Adubon Society Birdwalks. So yesterday morning I joined the group that was there and had a great time. The biggest highlight was seeing a couple Red-headed Woodpeckers. […]

Sep 212013
Central Winds, 9/13/2013

I had a great morning at Central Winds. It’s always fun to find a Chestnut-sided Warbler, but I ended up with eleven warblers. I got out of my car and had 6 warbler species in the same tree right next to my car, including two early Palm Warblers, a Black-and-white Warbler, American Redstart, Northern Parula, […]

Apr 152013
Swainson’s Warbler at Mead Gardens, 4/5/2013

This morning I drove by Mead Gardens hoping to find one of the Swainson’s Warblers that were seen there yesterday. A friend of mine was there too, and we ended up finding both Swainson’s Warblers, plus 12 other warbler species: Ovenbird, Worm-eating Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, Orange-crowned Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Northern Parula, Palm Warbler, Pine Warbler, […]

Apr 112013
Mead Gardens, 4/1/2013

This morning was pretty fun at Mead Gardens. I saw a couple Barred Owls and a few Wood Ducks that were cooperative with my camera, though most other species I saw were not. I heard a Red-eyed Vireo in the park this morning, and I have a brief glimpse at a Painted Bunting on the […]

Mar 202013
Mead Gardens, 3/14/2013

This morning I dropped by Mead Gardens, and I had a pretty good time. Easily the biggest highlight was seeing two Louisiana Waterthrushes. These are really fun warblers, and before this morning I didn’t have any presentable photos of them. All these photos are of the second one I found, which was much more cooperative […]

Feb 192013
Pelican Portrait plus

Daughter Chrissy home for a visit took some nice photos round about SW Florida. The portrait of a Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) is my favorite. Brown Pelican link Here’s a Cooter Turtle basking in the sun along a small creek along the Myakka River near Sarasota. Cooters are confusing to ID, but I think this […]

Feb 112013
Photography and Birding Hotspots in Seminole County, FL

When I first moved to Central Florida, the first places I visited for nature and bird photography were in Brevard and Orange Counties. I didn’t know of any good places to visit in Seminole County where I live. Every new place I found was in another county. But last year I began discovering my home. […]