Was forunate to see my first "in the wild" screech owl today..as a bonus I looked to the right and not 20 feet away was a barred owling giving me the eye..Might have to head back out there tomorrow!
yup, I said adventure, usually it's just a walk in the park with the usual suspects, birds, deer, maybe a coon or 2, and if I'm real lucky a bobcat.. This morning while walking the normal trails I happened to see a large bird fly from the ground up into a palm tree. I knew it was either a red →
pretty much a ghost town this last sunday..
First time I ever saw one of these little guys..
Just waiting for the summer heat to go away, I managed to get out a couple of times last week..
Some keepers I'm fairly happy with! Might have to venture out for the PM golden hour!
This little dude was snuggled up in my coconut palm, that is until I started trimming, and he fell out unharmed.. Being that it is nearly freezing outside he was a little sluggish, so I rested him in a sunny spot to warm him up a bit, he sat there for about 30 minutes without moving..so I grabbed the old →
A quick trek thru Riverbend, cause the weather was perfect..Headed out a little later than I would have liked, but it was still worthwhile..
Cooler weather seems to be on the way, maybe i'll be motivated a bit more..
So I've been un-motivated as of late, but my friends over at DPS managed to pump me up a bit.. I might even take a ride over to the beach to catch a sunrise...
But I will not be deterred!, Really trying to work on getting good bird shots, still learning the d7000 and this big assed lens, but the results seems to be getting better!
Had been a couple of weeks so I ventured out hoping to see the owl hatchlings before they fledged....to late, just an old empty nest! Did see 2 Red shouldered Hawk hens sitting in their nests, so maybe I'll got lucky next week and see some newly hatched hawks.. The trip was not a waste however we came across some →
So I've been trekking thru the woods for 4 weeks watching this nest..first week not a sole in sight, but I just had to keep going back to it.. 2nd week the mother made an appearance, I was figuring it was probably a hawks nest, given the size / location.. I was in for a nice surprise as it was →
Get your minds out of the gutter!
First time spotting a Great Horned Owl in the wild, to bad he was partially hidden behind branches.. and also the usual suspects...
So along with Malaluuca trees, brazilian peppers, multiple insect species, iguanas, knight anoles, cuban tree frogs, pythons, Cubans, Haitians, New Yorkers among a slew of others, we now have Egyptian Geese deciding to make South florida their home. I never seen these here before, nor anymore else for that matter. They are pretty cool looking.. Sometimes it pays to venture →
saw this dude on my walk this morning, purposely shot with the flash, to get the glowing eyes, other than that just a minor levels & curves adjustment
These are definately not the smartest creatures, I got so close I thought they were going to peck me with their humongous peckers....errrr beaks.. I waited patiently for them to do this wing flapping bit that I have seen them do, but nothing that just stood there and stared at me and went about the business of preening like I →