Birds are actually lining up to use the bird feeders at Audubon House at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA). And it can get quite raucous at times with the Cardinals, one of which is seen here in the foreground, and the Blue Jays, one can be seen in the background on the feeder, and their young ones all vying for the feeders at the same time. When the squirrels arrive, watch out!
The antics of the squirrels and other wildlife using the bird feeder one morning at (Pelican Island) Audubon House located at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area (ORCA) in Indian River County, Florida.
Categories: Nature • Tags: Audubon House, bird feeder, Florida, Indian River County, Mourning Dove, Northern Cardinal, ORCA, Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area, Pelican Island Audubon Society, Red-bellied Woodpecker, squirrel
A morning hike around the Indrio Savannahs Preserve in St. Lucie County turned out to be a bust. Not only were there few to no birds, but what birds there were kept to the deep shadows or were silhouetted against the Sun. Florida heating up into summer never portends well for bird sightings or photography. I did not have to work at finding any Florida Scrub-Jays. They found me. But they coyly kept out of the light. Lots of Red-bellied […]
The Northern Cardinal is a frequent visitor to the bird feeders in my mother’s backyard. Not only a beautiful guest but one whose name is so fitting for its appearance. The red plumage of the male Northern Cardinal inspired the comparison to the red robes of Roman Catholic Cardinals making for a far more interesting name when juxtaposed against the less than inspiring names so many other birds are stuck with. And then there is the male’s black “beard,” which […]
Native Florida critters highlighted a Saturday morning hike through the Turkey Creek Sanctuary in Palm Bay, Florida. These creatures are adapted to the Florida heat and dry landscapes much better than their human observers, especially on this hot day. The formidable looking entrance at the trailhead belies the nearby friendly, cracker-style, exhibit-filled, nature center. Sadly, the sign is a too often seen reminder to people not to be stupid. A colorful dragonfly. A wizened Gopher Tortoise, keeper of many secrets. […]
Categories: Nature • Tags: Alligator, Brevard County, Cassius Blue Butterfly, Cooter, Dragonfly, Florida, Florida Softshell Turtle, Gopher Tortoise, Northern Cardinal, Palm Bay, Peninsula Cooter, Turkey Creek Sanctuary, Zebra Longwing Butterfly