Monday, October 24, 2011

Birdus Interruptus

Seems my blogging posts might take longer to gear up again, after all.

I finally got a new full-time job! So, that is a good thing. The birds will begin again, I am sure of it.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Where are Those Eagles

Well, I was hoping to add a bunch of Bald Eagle shots this month after they had returned and appeared to be setting up house. Since my last post on them I have been unable to spot them again. I drive through the cemetery nearly daily and I have not seen them.

Hope they haven't abandoned the site.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Mead Bird Walk

Been too busy over at the banding site to post much personal stuff. If you ever see this page kinda go fallow it means I have been spending more time catching birds more than photographing them. You can always check out that site (updated weekly) if you need a fix.

To see our weekly reports, just head to my Wekiva Bird Banding Station blog.

Today, I did have to fulfill a promise made way back to lead a walk on behalf of the Orange Audubon at Mead Garden. They are raising awareness of birding in general and the special place that is Mead Garden.


Unfortunately, since I was leading and helping novice birders locate and identify birds, that shot is about all I could manage. We did have an excellent day with loads of birds all over the garden to keep smiles on everyone's face.

October is a busy month for birds in Florida. Hopefully, I can make it out to just enjoy.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Bald Eagles on the Nest

Been a while since I posted here but I have been posting at my other blog about our banding efforts just to the North. After dropping the youngest at school, I headed back over to Greenwood Cemetery to see what might be around. Palm Warblers are back in the area and it is great to start hearing them chip as they move through the trees. Seems they are sticking near the lakes and I found a new Pied-billed Grebe so the ducks should be moving in soon. Fall is here.

I was also pleasently surprised to find that the Bald Eagles were actually on the nest today. They seemed to be eating a fish up there. Before I could get a group shot, one of the birds flew off but they were both there tending the sticks between bites of breakfast. The other bird is actually tucked down behind the nest edge.

Bald Eagle

Here is a closer view of the remaining eagle. A nice find on the way home.

Bald Eagle

Shouldn't be too long before we start seeing the next brood!