July 2014 M.O.T.S.

JULY–still hot and not very “birdy”!  So I’m reviewing birds I saw for the first time in July in previous years, like I did in June.  Last summer we had a small group… Continue reading

June 2014 Firsts

With the heat of summer upon us I decided to take it easy this month.  But previous June birding trips have been quite rewarding.  Here are some of the new “life birds” I’ve… Continue reading

May 2014 Black & White

There are a good number of Florida birds with black, white or black and white feathering.  Here are a couple dozen plus I’ve seen, including several this month. LARGE – Of course the… Continue reading

April 2014 Warblers

April is usually a good month for seeing migrating warblers in Florida during Spring migration.  A few winter here and some stay year round, but most are passing through on their way north… Continue reading

March 2014 Old & New

I recently dug up some OLD pictures I took when I started photo-birding almost five years ago.  At that time I was using a small point and shoot digital camera with a 20x… Continue reading

February 2014 SJ & D

ST JOHNS (SJ) I  birded close to home again this month and got some good looks at several birds.  First, in Saint Johns County at Salt Creek (St Augustine) I had some close-up… Continue reading

January 2014 Fifteen

I had good looks at fifteen birds this month at three of my favorite places for birding in the Jacksonville area.  First at Hanna Park I saw a couple of birds for the… Continue reading

December 2013 Four New

NEW December went out with a bang with four new “life birds”!  The most spectacular was a Snowy owl which was first sighted in Duval county (Jacksonville) December 28.  I believe the last… Continue reading

November 2013 Potpourri

I saw a variety of birds this month at several northeast Florida locations.  Wintering SPARROWS kept arriving, and I got my first “good” look at White-crowned adults and juveniles. Also, returning Song and… Continue reading

October 2013 Goodbye-Hello

GOODBYE! October saw most of the migratory birds come, and along with some summer visitors, go.  A few of the birds that I got to see passing through Florida this time of year… Continue reading