October 2011 Howell Park

This park in Atlantic Beach, Florida was quite busy in October with the arrival of winter visitors, departing summer residents, migrants passing through, and a couple of regulars (year round birds) on hand.… Continue reading

September 2011 Dancing Egrets

The Reddish Egret is a medium-sized, long-legged, long-necked heron with a long pointed bill with pinkish base and a black tip. It is one of the most active herons, and is often seen… Continue reading

September 2011 Migrants

Fall migration starts in the summer for some birds, and really gets rolling in September and October.  My first burst of migrants was in our own backyard, highlighted by this Ruby-throated Hummingbird. It… Continue reading

August 2011 Night-Heron

I had the opportunity to visit my cousin Carol and her husband Byron in middle Tennessee for a few days in August.  We saw some nice birds and had a great time, but… Continue reading

July 2011 Cedar Key

Cedar Key is a quaint little fishing village on the Gulf Coast, about an hours drive from Gainesville, Florida. While vacationing there for a week in July, I had the opportunity to visit… Continue reading

June 2011 North Jax Birding

  When birding locally, the advice of experienced birders can be a big help in locating interesting species.  They can also provide expert information about birds, which is especially helpful to new birders. … Continue reading

June 2011 Central Florida Birds

Locating and photographing Florida’s 500 plus birds requires traveling around the state to find species that are usually seen only in certain geographic areas and habitats.  The Snail Kite is found in tropical… Continue reading

May 2011 Backyard Birds

Backyard birding is one of the easiest ways to see birds and can often present good photo opportunities.  You can increase your chance for getting a good view by placing a bird feeder… Continue reading

April 2011 Breeding Colors

Though I began photo-birding in November 2009 with a “point-and-shoot” camera, it wasn’t until this year (2011) that I got serious about my photography and purchased my first DSLR camera (Canon 7D) with… Continue reading