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...

Florida Monkeys

Florida Monkeys? Surely I must be talking about a zoo, right? Nope! There are actually wild monkeys along the Silver River near Ocala, FL. The Silver River rhesus macaques monkeys were brought to Florida in 1938 by Colonel Tooey as an attraction for his jungle cruise ride. Contrary to...

Crab Wars

Yes, its time for another episode of Crab Wars! Each year when I visit the least tern colony on the Atlantic Coast I usually get to see a couple of battles between the nesting least terns and the ghost crabs that inhabit the beach sand. The least terns are...

Tampa at Night

I was over in Tampa for a concert at the Amalie Arena over the Memorial Day weekend. I lived in the Tampa area for 12 years back in the 60’s and 70’s, and while I have driven through Tampa many times on my way to the gulf coast, I...

A Final Word About Kauai

As with any vacation, there comes a time when it is time to pack up and head back home. Our trip to Kauai was no different. While we were sad to leave our island paradise, it is always nice to come home. Reflecting upon our visit, my only regret...