Category: wildlife

Mischevious Vultures

I volunteer at the Ark Wildlife Rescue and clean the aviaries once a week in addition to rehabilitating some of the birds at my home. Part of the job is emptying and cleaning the pools and refilling them. There are two pools outside in… Continue Reading “Mischevious Vultures”

Honorable Mentions

The following images that I submitted to the 2020 Share the View International Nature Photography Contest won honorable mention. The image below was taken while on a photography tour to Alaska. The following image was taken while in Port Townsend, Washington. A pair of… Continue Reading “Honorable Mentions”

Pip – Puzzle Solved

In my last post, I mentioned that our smallest killdeer chick, Pip, was discovered first thing in the morning nearly dead in the mealworm dish. The birds were on the lanai and it dropped into the 30’s that night. We have a heat lamp… Continue Reading “Pip – Puzzle Solved”

Dart/Wildlife Rescues

DART Dart is a Shetland sheepdog and performed in agility trials until we left Maryland when he was five. Florida does not offer many trials and I could only find one place to train. We stopped doing agility but Dart continued expertly catching his… Continue Reading “Dart/Wildlife Rescues”

Rescues Update

I’m just getting started in this process of trying to help rescued birds and it is a learning experience. The little killdeer I was worried about seems to be doing much better. It gained 2 grams since yesterday while Squeak gained 4 grams. The… Continue Reading “Rescues Update”

CBC, Pip, Squeak, and Sandy

I kayaked by myself for the Matanzas Christmas Bird Count. I left from the Butler boat ramp where we pulled out the other day and promised to be careful. It was windy, so I kept to the oyster beds and stayed away from the… Continue Reading “CBC, Pip, Squeak, and Sandy”

Fishing Line

I went to the dam at the Guana-Tolomato-Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTM NERR) to try to get pictures of Osprey catching fish. The dam has an outlet from Guana Lake to the Guana River and the fish hang out on both sides of… Continue Reading “Fishing Line”

The Gift of the Loon

Last Sunday was the Christmas Bird Count for the St. Augustine circle. I am the lead compiler for the bird count and the section lead for the waterways. I was very fortunate to have the Guana-Tolomato-Mantanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTM NERR) provide a… Continue Reading “The Gift of the Loon”

Kayaking the Guana River

Today I went with a couple friends to kayak on the Guana River. We left from the boat launch at the dam a little after 9:00 in the morning. The tide was going out, so we had an easy outward run. There was no… Continue Reading “Kayaking the Guana River”

Another Blue Jay Release

The Ark received another blue jay yesterday and it came to me for release. It appeared to be tame and the homeowner who found it was concerned that one of the several cats in the area would get it. Fortunately, we do not have… Continue Reading “Another Blue Jay Release”