Editor’s note: For everyone in The Bahamas, here in Florida, and up and down the east coast of the US – please keep an eye on hurricane Dorian, get prepared, and stay safe! I’ve driven by this tree many times – every time I go around Black Point Wildlife Drive in Merritt Island National Wildlife … Continue reading Take the shot? Or not?
It’s getting to be that time of year down here in Central Florida: Hot, muggy, and buggy, with many of the birds hiding or gone. None the less, Kevin K. and I went over to Merritt Island last week to see what’s going on. Our first stop was along the Indian River at the Titusville … Continue reading Merritt Island 6-9-19
I missed out last week on a trip with Kevin K. and Kevin M. to the Circle B Bar Reserve due to some dental work (ouch!). So I was eager to photograph something this week. My schedule was finally clear on Friday, and when I woke up early, I decided to go walk around Orlando Wetlands … Continue reading First, check the web page!
Kevin K. and I went over to Black Point Wildlife Drive last Tuesday. The water levels were low and although we saw quite a few birds, many of them were far from the road and hard to photograph. Here are some images from the trip that I like. Hunter’s Dance – A Reddish Egret stalks … Continue reading Black Point Wildlife Drive – May 8, 2018
If you’ve held off visiting MINWR or BPWD because you were uneasy about hurricane damage and lack of wildlife – stop worrying. The place is rapidly getting back to normal and there’s every reason to get out there and witness some of Central Florida’s beauty.
Whether you’re familiar with the area or not, this would be a very good half day route to see the highlights at MINWR. And this is a wonderful time to go – there’s a lot of birds and other wildlife around, and the weather’s great.
I spent last Wednesday morning at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. I hadn’t been in a while and I enjoyed seeing what’s going on over there.
We’re finally getting some cool weather here in Central Florida. In addition to making it even more pleasant to be outside, the fall and winter months bring some changes to our area photo opportunities.
Black Skimmers… I’ve never seen so much skimming. Long graceful glides over flat water with an uncluttered background, sometimes fairly close to shore. They use their longer, lower bills to slice through the surface searching for fish and write a sharp wake behind them. Wonderful to watch and with such good light, and a near perfect opportunity for photographs.
I went over to Merritt Island this morning with Kevin K. and Kevin M. It was a crisp, clear morning, so there weren’t many clouds to enhance the sunrise, but we enjoyed watching it and making some photos anyway. … It really did turn into an interesting morning.