The new birds are a Harrier, Hermit Thrush, Crested Caracara, House Wren and Red-tailed Hawk.
Over the course of the past three days, I visited three of my favorite birding spots: Orlando Wetlands (twice), Black Point Wildlife Drive on Merritt Island and Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive. The Belted Kingfishers I photographed on Friday sort of stole all my attention, but I did get to take some pictures that I liked…
I’ve been birding since January, and just when I feel like I am getting the hang of identifying birds in the wild, one will throw me a curveball. Meet the latest to do that.
Whenever I hear “Prairie Warbler,” I think of Little House on the Prairie and the Midwest. But this little yellow and black bird is a year-round Florida resident.
Even though it’s the slow summer season for birding, I know that a visit to the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive will usually supply something memorable. And that was the case when I visited on Saturday, July 22.
I visited Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive this past Sunday knowing I would see a lot of different birds there but hoping to see one kind in particular: Barn Swallows.
Fortunately for my Facebook friends, I usually only post a few photos there or here. But there are a lot of photos I still liked that just didn’t make the initial cut for one reason or another.
For the past several outdoor outings I’ve been trying to find and photograph some little birds. They’re tough to spot and don’t hang around long for a picture.