I’ve been using my Canon G7X for about a month now. I didn’t buy it to be my primary camera; I wanted it to take with me to take photos of landscapes, flowers and other non-birds in nature. So far I have been very impressed with it. I haven’t done any formal tests, but it […]
Yesterday my father and I drove out to Lake Apopka to see the wildlife drive. It amazes me that every time I visit something new seems to present itself. I suppose it’s not too surprising that this is the case right now, since migration is now in full swing. The biggest find for me was […]
Late last week I drove out to Marl Bed Flats. It has historically been my favorite place to look for shorebirds, but it has all but dried up, and the shorebirds are all gone. I was hoping with all the rain we’ve had recently that things might change, so I gave it another shot. Still […]
This past Saturday I visited the wildlife drive at Lake Apopka. I was hoping to get some nice migrant activity, and I was not disappointed. Yellow Warblers were everywhere! I estimated 20 of them, but I think I underestimated. In one little spot along the lakeshore there were perhaps 10 Yellow Warblers, 2 Prothonotary Warblers, […]
When it comes to dragonlfies, perhaps the Marl Pennant seems rather plain. However, I think there’s a simple beauty to them that makes it so I very much enjoy finding and photographing them. However, I think the females, being a bit lighter in color, are a little more fun.
The first Central Florida birding location I fell in love with is Viera Wetlands. You can stay in your car and drive around a loop to view the wetlands, so this may be a fun place to take your kids too. My kids are not that interested in birds, but they do like to see […]
It used to be that when I went to Merritt Island NWR, my sole destination was Blackpoint Wildlife Dr. It is by far the most popular part of the refuge, especially for visitors from out of town. But the refuge actually has many wonderful locations. Some are wildlife drives, and some allow you to get […]
Yesterday I made the long trek out to the St. John’s River at Puzzle Lake from Brumley Rd. I’m always impressed with place when I go. I was hoping for returning shorebirds, and I didn’t get anything new for the year, but it was nice to see returning Greater Yellowlegs and Least Sandpipers, hopefully as […]