Tag Archives: Florida

Wave Runner

This week’s photo, taken December 26, 2016 on Playalinda Beach at Canaveral National Seashore near Titusville, Florida, features a SANDERLING, a small shorebird that famously plays ‘chicken’ with incoming waves. If you are old enough to remember The Tonight Show … Continue reading

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Another Headshot

This week’s photo, taken December 28, 2016 at Green Cay Wetlands in Boynton Beach, Florida, features a headshot of a TRI-COLORED HERON, a common medium-sized heron of the Southeastern United States. Bird cards and prints: http://joe-sweeney.fineartamerica.com

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Tame

This week’s photo, taken December 28, 2016 at Green Cay Wetlands in Boynton Beach, Florida, features a DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT up close. We spent the last week of 2016 in Florida, visiting my brother and his family in Titusville (central Florida), … Continue reading

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Camouflage

This week’s photo, taken December 25, 2014 at the Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands in Viera, Florida, features an AMERICAN BITTERN. The AMERICAN BITTERN likes to blend in with its surroundings (often a forest of reeds bordering a marsh). To help … Continue reading

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The Sunshine State

This week’s photo, taken December 25, 2014 at the Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands in Viera, Florida, features the wonderfully bizarre ANHINGA. Within the United States, this cormorant-like, snake-like, dinosaur-like creature is normally found only in the Southeast. We just spent … Continue reading

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Serendipitous Sandhill Sighting

This week’s photo, taken December 22, 2012 at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge near Central Florida’s Atlantic coast, features a ROSEATE SPOONBILL, the only bird in the western hemisphere with a spoon-shaped bill.  Toto, I have a feeling we’re not … Continue reading

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