Texas Birds Part Two

If you missed my first post on my trip to photograph Texas birds, click here to get caught up. Click on the images below to view larger, although these are not images I’m particularly proud of. But they help to tell the story of my trip. After a pair...

Texas Birds

I had an opportunity a couple of years ago to join some friends on a trip to southeast Texas for some photography. There are several privately owned ranches in the Rio Grande Valley that have installed photography blinds as a way to attract birders and photographers to the area....

Silhouettes

My favorite time to visit the Viera Wetlands is during December and January. In those two months, the great blue herons nest on top of the cabbage palms and create opportunities for stunning silhouettes against the rising sun. Some days you get a variety of colors over several minutes....

Apopka Wildlife Drive

It’s hard to believe it has been 5+ months since I last worked up the time and energy to create a new blog post. For those that look forward to my posts, I apologize for being away for so long. Life has a way of interfering with the things...

Expressions

Expressions – the process of making known one’s thoughts or feelings. I recently redesigned my blog and I was giving some thought as to how to introduce the new look. I was looking through my portfolio for something new, unique or special that I could use as a theme...

Life is Tough for a Black Skimmer

It’s a tough life to be a black skimmer. Oh, sure its great to be able to loaf on the beach, fly to distant beaches to explore, pluck your breakfast out of the ocean with your razor-thin beak. Great stuff. But from the moment the egg is laid, a...

Miracles

Miracles do happen. In my last post, I wrote about my first encounter with sea turtles. Given that only 1 in 1000 eggs laid actually make it to adulthood, it seems that it is a miracle that the species are able to survive. It’s even more miraculous when you...

Sea Turtles

What I know about sea turtles would fit into a thimble. I’ve spent the last 6 years studying birds so that I can easily identify them, recognize their preferred habitats and anticipate their movements and reactions. I think it might be safe to say that I’ve had some success...

Left Turn Right Turn Least Tern

My visits to the least tern colony this spring provided many photo opportunities. First there were the crab wars and then earlier this week I introduced you to a newcomer to the least tern colony. Today I have a few more images from the colony, specifically their latest resident....

Least Terns

Each spring the least terns migrate back to Florida to find a mate, nest and raise the next generation of terns. The least terns are a lot of fun to photograph whether it be their courtship rituals, ghost crab skirmishes, or their cute little chicks. This past spring was...