A Red-tailed Hawk atop the dead tree across the street from Audubon House at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area welcomed me as I made my way into the office. While I was happy to see the hawk, the local Blue Jays were harassing the hawk to no end to try and drive it out of the area. I was barely able to grab the camera and get off a few shots before the bird flew away. Four shots before Buteo […]
Remembering the 3 June 2013 monthly bird survey at the Indian River Club. Wondering what going on the bird count is like? Click to watch this time lapse video and find out. A juvenile Osprey seen shortly after sunrise while driving to the Indian River Club. The bird was forlornly perched atop a auto garage sign. Note the white-fringed brown feathers and the reddish eyes indicative of a juvenile Osprey. The male Florida Scrub-Jay at the Indian River Club is […]
A Hawk (Red-tailed Hawk?) attacked the Sandhill Crane family at the Indian River Club but was thwarted by enraged Mockingbirds that mobbed the Hawk into fleeing the area before any harm was done. Here a Mockingbird goes after the Hawk. The Sandhill Crane family, two adults with two colts, goes into terrified defense mode as the Hawk swooped down on them a number of times. The Hawk flees with a Mockingbird in hot pursuit. Note the large size differential between […]
Here are five images of a Blue Jay’s futile attempts to dislodge a Red-tailed Hawk from atop a pine tree at the Indian River Club. The Hawk eventually left on his own long after the Blue Jay gave up and moved on.
A selection of images from Sunday morning’s walk at Treasure Hammock Ranch. A Red-tailed Hawk soars overhead backlit by the Sun. Sandhill Cranes American Robins Wilson’s Snipe. Once they zoomed down into the grass they completely disappeared so perfectly were they camouflaged and hidden. Rubbernecking cows. Cowpens at sunrise. Roscoe and Goldie. Learn more about Treasure Hammock Ranch.
Gee whiz. No posts for an entire week due to work, the weather, and a presentation. So here is an image from the archive to make up for the temporary hiatus. On a visit to New York City there were all sorts of amazing things to see but one of the most memorable was finding this Red-tailed Hawk stoically perched against the winter cold in Central Park. Earlier in the day we had seen a Red-tailed Hawk soaring over the […]
The monthly bird count at the Indian River Club started at sunrise and carried through a brief ethereal white murk till the Sun finally got high enough to burn off the fog. At that point the magic vanished and we returned to the reality of driving golf carts around a golf course counting various bird species. Below is a sampling of images, some enhanced to catch the feel of the day. Thank you to Joe Carroll, Roz James, and Susan […]
Categories: Nature • Tags: bird count, birding, Florida Scrub-Jay, Glossy Ibis, golf cart, golf course, Indian River Club, Lesser Scaup, Little Blue Heron, Mottled Duck, Osprey, Red-tailed Hawk, Tricolored Heron, Vero Beach, White Ibis