First of Season Warblers at CBBR!

August 19, 2011 - The "golden light" of sunrise lasted for about ten minutes, until the sun went behind a cloud.  During that ten minutes, I noticed a pair of Red-Shouldered Hawks high in the treetops.  One was beautifully illuminated by the sun.  I got exactly two shots of him before he flew off,…... Read more

Knock, Knock! Goes the Pileated Woodpecker at the Circle B Bar Reserve

May 28, 2011 - It was a good morning for baby birds at the Circle B Bar Reserve.  I spent about an hour watching the Osprey nest on the Heron Hideout trail.  Then I moved on to the Alligator Alley trail, where I photographed the Red-Shouldered Hawk Nest.  The Northern Parulas taunted me but…... Read more

Circle B Says Goodbye to its Winter Migrants and Hello to the Summer Residents

April 15, 2011 - Double-Crested Cormorant with Fish I ran into Andrew, one of our photo walk participants.  He confirmed that the baby Barred Owls have fledged from the Alligator Alley nest, but he added that the Red-Shouldered Hawks are now big enough to be seen.  I'd been debating whether to do the Alligator…... Read more

In Search of Babies at Circle B Bar Reserve

April 10, 2011 - Eastern Meadowlark Singing Eastern Meadowlark Fly Off A pair of Red-Shouldered Hawks posed together on a dead tree.  I'm not sure I've ever had this productive of a walk around the Eagle Roost!  The only thing missing was a Northern Bobwhite sighting.  Those birds are tormenting Dyeyo with their…... Read more

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Diving Hoodies at Viera Wetlands

December 28, 2010 - Green-Winged Teal Red-Shouldered Hawks made their presence known all over the wetlands.  This one did us the favor of landed on a post right near the car.  The post was far enough in front of the background vegetation that the background blurred nicely.... Red-Shouldered Hawk Several small groups of Lesser…... Read more

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Sunny Morning at the Circle B Bar Reserve

December 10, 2010 - Species list: Anhinga, American Coot, American Goldfinch, Belted Kingfisher, Black-Bellied Whistling Duck, Black Vulture, Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, Blue-Winged Teal, Boat-Tailed Grackle, Common Moorhen, Double-Crested Cormorant, Eastern Phoebe, Glossy Ibis, Gray Catbird, Great Blue Heron, Greater Yellowlegs, House Wren, Killdeer, Least Sandpiper, Lesser Yellowlegs, Lesser Scaup, Limpkin, Little Blue Heron, Mottled Duck,Northern…... Read more

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Bird-watching at Oakland Nature Preserve

January 13, 2008 - Birds Seen Today - Painted Bunting, Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, Ruby-Crowned Kinglet, Yellow-Rumped Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, Pine Warbler, Palm Warbler, Black and White Warbler, American Kestrel, Red-Shouldered Hawk, Gray Catbird, Downy Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Eastern Pheobe, Osprey, Blue Jay, Cardinal, Red-Wing Blackbird Red-Shouldered Hawk Great Blue Heron Yellow-Rumped Warbler Yellow-Throated Warbler Downy…... Read more