Category: wildlife

Favorite Clapper Rail

I was at the Palencia Boardwalk again this morning for sunrise pictures. I love being at the marsh at sunrise. The flat landscape makes the sky appear more dramatic and sometimes the colors can be unbelievable. As the sun comes up, the birds start… Continue Reading “Favorite Clapper Rail”

Recent Awards

Regis and I did well in the most recent Florida Camera Council Print Competition and won yellow awards for the following pictures. I’m thrilled that Regis did well with the marsh pictures. I feel that folks often do not appreciate the beauty of the… Continue Reading “Recent Awards”

Bluebirds, etc.

We regularly have bluebirds, but we have had more of them recently. We have also had more brown-headed nuthatches than usual. I regularly bird on our street and I am seeing more variety and numbers of birds than recently. The seasons are changing and… Continue Reading “Bluebirds, etc.”

Injured Momma Raccoon

I recently reinstalled our bird feeder with a squirrel/raccoon baffle. We live on the marsh and the local raccoons visit the marsh at the appropriate times according to the tide to get food. With our bird feeder reinstalled, they now take a look under… Continue Reading “Injured Momma Raccoon”

Festus, the Raccoon

I recently reinstalled our bird feeders and they have a squirrel/raccoon baffle to prevent the mammals from getting to the feeder. The birds knock seed on the ground while feeding, so the squirrels and other critters regularly check to see if there is anything… Continue Reading “Festus, the Raccoon”

Northern Cottonmouth

We went to the Palencia boardwalk over the saltwater marsh today to get some drone pictures during the King Tide (which is an exceptionally high tide) for the Guana-Tolomato-Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve. We needed to take the pictures at the height of the… Continue Reading “Northern Cottonmouth”

Owl and Hawk

Regis recently won a yellow ribbon in the 2021 3rd Triannual digital competition with the Florida Camera Council for the above photograph of a great-horned owl. Yesterday, he went to the beach to get pelican photos. Here’s the thing. You often do not get… Continue Reading “Owl and Hawk”

Sunrise

It has been a couple weeks since we posted. We have had a lot on our plates. Yesterday and this morning were our best photo opportunities. Last evening, we went to the Guana-Tolomato-Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve in search of a reddish egret that… Continue Reading “Sunrise”

Spoonies and a Frog

After our wonderful trip to Seattle, we arrived back home in Florida to hot and muggy weather. I saw 12 roseate spoonbills in our local pond one day after our arrival and I was in a hurry and asked Regis if he would get… Continue Reading “Spoonies and a Frog”

Hummingbirds and Bats

I recently had an opportunity to attend a hummingbird photography workshop in Arizona with Langell Photography. It was an amazing experience where I got the opportunity to photograph hummingbirds and bats. The humidity was much lower than my residence in Florida, so I kept… Continue Reading “Hummingbirds and Bats”