Looking Back – (April – June) 2013

I continue looking back on what a wonderful year 2013 was…
Click Here to read the January – March recap.

April is typically when we see the migratory birds come back through Florida on their way up north for the summer. If the weather conditions are just right, the birds will fly right over Florida and continue their journey, so in many years, we don’t see many migratory birds. But this year was different as I was lucky enough to catch migration on just the right days 3 times. My most favorite day was when the weather kept me home on a Sunday, but brought perhaps the most colorful migrant to my yard. It’s always a bonus when you don’t have to drive anywhere. Click the images to view larger.

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Painted Bunting

In May, I had an opportunity to photograph a den of red foxes. When I arrived at the den, I found the mother, father and two kits hanging out by the den. I took many images of the 4 of them as they went about their day. When I was about ready to leave, I got a huge surprise when one of the adults came trotting back to the den with four more kits! That was a total of six kits and two adults. It was a wonderful day that I will never forget!

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Red Fox Kit
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In June, it was time to return to the Burrowing Owl nest and to the Black Skimmer colony on the Gulf coast.

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Preflight Check
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I have a secret
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Black Skimmer chicks

Next post, July – September 2013.


  • Jess Yarnell

    January 3, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    I’m enjoying your recaps! It was a good year, wasn’t it?

    So are you really up to June in your post-processing, or did you have to skip ahead in order to write this post? 🙂

    • Michael

      January 3, 2014 at 10:09 pm

      No…I’m still in April. I had to select a few from the undeveloped folder for this post. It’s shameful how far behind I am.

      And, yes, it was a VERY good year!! 🙂