September 2014 Pairs

Pairs refers to the birds I have seen and photographed together over last few years.  Some are obvious couples–males and females.  Others are more difficult to discern, as the sexes appear similar to… Continue reading

August 2014 New

It’s more of the same for August with a review of birds I saw for the first time this month in previous years. August 2013–A year ago I saw Florida life bird #250,… Continue reading

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