More bird photos selected from four days helping the Audubon Advocate students on their first birding experience held at the West Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant. Red-winged Blackbird [female] (Agelaius phoeniceus) Red-winged Blackbird [male] (Agelaius phoeniceus) River Otter (Lontra canadensis) mom trying to move her pups. She would carry one a distance, leave it, than return for the other, while the pup she had moved previously would follow her back. It must have been very frustrating for her while showing how […]
Categories: Nature • Tags: Anhinga, Boat-tailed Grackle, Florida, Glossy Ibis, Indian River County, Limpkin, Red-winged Blackbird, Ring-necked Duck, River Otter, West Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility
Four days at the West Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant helping to guide the Audubon Advocate students on their first birding experience resulted in a bonanza of bird photos. A selection of which can be seen here. The complex is a wastewater treatment plant coupled with manmade wetlands that naturally filter the water before it is released. The wetlands attract wildlife, especially birds of all kinds. Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis pratensis) Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis pratensis) Sandhill Crane […]
Categories: Nature • Tags: Blue-winged Teal, Double-crested Cormorant, Florida, Glossy Ibis, Great Blue Heron, Indian River County, Little Blue Heron, Osprey, Sandhill Crane, West Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility, White Ibis
A night roost for Zebra Longwings, the state butterfly of Florida, discovered accidentally at dusk along one of the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area trails behind Audubon House. Oftentimes a large number of these butterflies will congregate in the same spot at night. The glaring light from the flash does not due justice to their actual coloration.
I would like to say that this is a going-to-work representation of the inside of my mind on a Monday morning after a long weekend but, no, this is an impressive web seen in the morning light at the entrance to Audubon House at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA). The photo was taken on Monday morning, though.
A Squirrel with its own ideas of up and down finds no problem relaxing inverted at the bird feeder eating while defying gravity. Taken through one of the office windows at Audubon House set amidst the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area.