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

September 2013 Yard Birds

Visitors With only a handful of migrant birds starting to slowly make their appearance, I decided to spend some time this month looking for “backyard” birds.  The highlight was finding a “new bird”… Continue reading

August 2013 Number 250

Finally, after more than three and a half years of birding, I’ve almost reached the halfway point in finding and photographing Florida’s 500 plus birds.  Fortunately, with 25 new birds since December, I’m… Continue reading

July 2013 H & H Plus

July is usually a slow month for birding so I spent most of my time at Hanna & Huguenot Parks in Jacksonville (Duval County).  You can always count on shorebirds at Huguenot with… Continue reading

June 2013 Youngsters Plus

Breeding activity, which for many birds began in the spring, provided opportunities for me to see several youngsters–chicks and juvenile birds–at a number of parks and preserves.  For starters, Huguenot Park here in… Continue reading