August 2012 Close To Home

August can be quite hot and humid, which is not conducive to being out doors for very long.  So birding close to home is often a good way to go.  And one of… Continue reading

July 2012 South & North

I made another trip down SOUTH to bird the Orlando area.  The first visit this time was to Joe Overstreet Landing.  The road to the dock is several miles long with pastures and sod… Continue reading

June 2012 Pelagics Plus

We’ll start with the “plus” and save the “pelagics” for last.  A huge plus for me was finding Eastern Screech Owls for the first time.  Leslie Royce and I visited a private property… Continue reading

June 2012 Birding Central Florida

While in the Orlando area I had another opportunity to visit Merritt Island National Wildlife Reserve at Titusville, Florida.  No ducks this time of year, but I still saw some nice birds.  First… Continue reading

May 2012 Old & New Places

Diane Reed and Terry Jennings joined me at one of my favorite places, Howell Park in Atlantic Beach.  We were entertained by a family of Barred Owls, including this youngster that gave us… Continue reading

May 2012 Five Easy Species

This month I found five new birds for my life list.  I guess I shouldn’t say it was “easy”, since it’s taken over two years of birding to finally see them.  But it… Continue reading

April 2012 Old Spots

While Huguenot Park is a familiar birding spot for me, the visiting Red Knot was a new and exciting experience.  It has one of the longest migrations of any bird, traveling more than… Continue reading

April 2012 New Places

Spring migration was well underway, and one of the best places to see some special birds was the backyard of Lesley and Owen Royce, in north Arlington (Jacksonville).  Their yard is well stocked… Continue reading

March 2012 More Pairs

“Two by Two” continued with visits to several places in St Johns County.  First was a trip to Fort Matanzas, which is south of St Augustine, with Diane Reed and Terry Jennings.  I… Continue reading

March 2012 Two By Two

There was lots of activity this month in Jacksonville (Duval County) as I birded some new and old spots.  I first visited the UNF (University of North Florida) Nature Preserve with Anne Turner,… Continue reading