Continuing now with Part 2 of Stick Marsh Action in Two Parts. Great Egret against dark storm clouds. Head on view of a Roseate Spoonbill. Roseate Spoonbill Roseate Spoonbill Great Blue Heron walking dangerously close to an Alligator. Anhinga Snowy Egrets Roseate Spoonbill Roseate Spoonbill Great Egret Adult Roseate Spoonbill with a juvenile begging for food. Cattle Egret Great Egret Alligator Great Egret Great Egret Needless to say, the Alligators are attracted to the rookery islands on the off chance […]
Categories: Nature • Tags: Alligator, Alligator mississippiensis, Anhinga, Anhinga anhinga, Aramus guarauna, Ardea alba, Ardea herodias, Blue Cypress Conservation Area, Bubulcus ibis, Cattle Egret, Egretta thula, Fellsmere, Fellsmere Grade Road, Great Blue Heron, Limpkin, Platalea ajaja, Roseate Spoonbill, Snowy Egret, St. Johns River, Stick Marsh
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
Great Blue Herons along the shore of Lake Apopka in Florida. A Great Blue Heron stands atop a downed utility pole. This was taken shortly after Hurricane Matthew but the storm may not have been the cause of the toppled pole, which was a bit of a mystery. That’s a Snowy Egret looking inconspicuous in size and attitude higher up on the pole at right. Ardea herodias in stately display.
A sampling of bird images from an afternoon visit to Sebastian Inlet State Park. Snowy Egret Great Blue Heron Cormorant Cormorant choking down a fish. Red-breasted Mergansers Red-breasted Mergansers Little Blue Heron Magnificent Frigatebird Ruddy Turnstones Ruddy Turnstone Brown Pelican
A shaft of light from the rising Sun pierces the trees to illuminate a Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) standing alongside the reflection pond at Bok Tower Gardens. Counting down to Christmas and the New Year . . . .
There is no heating in the golf cart so it was a cold sunrise out on the golf course at the Indian River Club for the November bird count with Joe Carroll and Susan Boyd. First off, a series of images show the futile attempts of a Northern Mockingbird to drive an American Kestrel out of its territory. Sadly, the light was terrible for what would have been a great series of images with the proper lighting. Seeing the two […]
Categories: Nature • Tags: American Kestrel, Common Ground-Dove, Florida, Florida Scrub-Jay, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Indian River Club, Indian River County, Northern Mockingbird, River Otter, Sandhill Crane, Scrub-Jay, Tricolored Heron, Vero Beach
More selections from Sunday’s visit to the Orlando Wetlands Park on a dismally gray and overcast morning for a Pelican Island Audubon Society field trip led by Steve Goff and Susan Boyd. Pied-billed Grebe Blue-winged Teal Great Egret Great Blue Heron Black-Bellied Whistling-Ducks Sandhill Crane White Ibis (juvenile) Little Blue Heron (juvenile) American Coot Tricolored Heron
Categories: Nature • Tags: American Coot, Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Blue-winged Teal, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Little Blue Heron, Orlando Wetlands Park, Pied-billed Grebe, Sandhill Crane, Tricolored Heron, White Ibis
These images were a real challenge to take light wise during a quick trip down Wildlife Drive at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge at sunset on Tuesday with Susan Boyd. With rapidly fading light and a fairly cold, brisk wind there was little opportunity to mull over the array of photogenic birds on hand. Instead, one took what one could get in the rapidly fading light as quickly as possible before the light was lost. I lament to this moment […]
Categories: Nature • Tags: American Alligator, Brevard County, ducks, Florida, Great Blue Heron, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, MINWR, Northern Pintail, Roseate Spoonbill, Snowy Egret, Titusville, wildlife photography, Willet
The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is ready for the holidays as we found out during a visit on 23 December 2013. The NASA logo at the entrance has been modified a bit to look like a giant Christmas tree ornament. I was happy to play the role of unofficial tour guide on our visit for Dr. Richard Baker, Susan Boyd, Dr. Juanita Baker, Dr. Brenda Baker, Erik Liu, Dr. Andrew Liu, and Kira Liu. Andy is a research scientist […]
Categories: Space Age Bulletins • Tags: Gemini, Great Blue Heron, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, NASA, Project Gemini, Project Mercury, Roseate Spoonbill, Space, Space Shuttle Atlantis, Technology