I was recently visiting family in Florida and photographed my first ever Barred Owl. These creatures are Large and unlike most other owls, have brown eyes. I saw this one landing in a tree with feet out in front of him (or her). They make surprisingly no noise when they fly.
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I had the privilege of coming upon a pair of adult Limpkins feeding their six downy chicks by the edge of the water in Viera Wetlands. It was such a gift to be part of this wonderful activity. The adults would catch the Apple Snails, then crack the shells and feed just the meat of the snail to their baby chicks. What a treat!
This beautiful blue scrub jay is very uncommon but if you know where to find them, they are very curious and will come and visit. They are found in scrub and low oaks in central Florida.
I was recently visiting the Viera Wetlands on a rainy overcast day. I was ready with my camera but not expecting much action. I stopped because a Bald Eagle flew overhead, which I totally missed. I decided to sit for a while, thinking the day for capturing images was going to be unproductive, when this little rocket popped out of the water with a fish!
This Swallow-Tailed Kite soars in silently and seems to appear out of thin air and disappears just as silently. I have learned it is because this striking bird of prey, rarely flaps it’s wings. It changes directions as it swoops in the air overhead by rotating it’s tail feathers!