If you look closely you can see the tail-end remains of a fish in the talons of this Osprey about to land in a tree to finish off its breakfast at Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge. From the OspreyWatch project.
A chance encounter with an Osprey eating a fish along a lonely stretch of Fellsmere Grade Road seemed to be the perfect setup for a photo opportunity. I pulled off the side of the road with the intention of using the car as a blind. The Fish Hawk seemed relaxed to my presence so I settled in to shoot out the driver’s side window. Alas, barreling down the dirt road came a pickup truck, startling the Osprey into flight and […]
One of my current projects is to bring the Ospreys of Pelican Island: An exploration into the life of the Fish Hawk program up-to-date by giving it a whole new slide show and reformatting the way the material is presented. It’s a bit of an chore but the final outcome should be worth the effort and will definitely breath new life into the presentation. I am currently taking bookings if anyone is interested in having me present the new and […]
Living in Florida eventually everyone ends up at the beach. The dogs really enjoy it but I am lacking the beach gene that causes people to want to go there all the time and hang out for hours. Here is a collection of photos without comment of a late afternoon Sunday walk on the beach with Bob Bruce, Janice Broda, and the dogs, Pepper & Sam.
The monthly bird count for April 2015 at the Indian River Club with Joe Carroll and Roz James was done partially in the rain and mostly under cloudy skies leading to some disappointing images, though the birds did not seem to be cooperating too much either. The happy surprise was finding that the Great Horned Owl family from last month’s bird count was doing well with the added bonus of finding that the family had an extra baby owl that […]
Images from dawn to dusk starting with the monthly bird count at the Indian River Club with Joe Carroll and Roz James, which began with a glorious sunrise. The family of Florida Scrub-Jays is doing well including their sporadic trap training for the eventful day when they will receive their leg bands. Here one of the Jays retrieves a peanut from a mock cage. A real cage will be substituted when it comes time to catch and band the birds. […]