Owls of Vista View Park

This birding season, early 2014, the Burrowing Owl sightings and photographs have been spectacular! One of the main Owl locations is Vista View park in southwest Broward County, Florida. In early May I had an opportunity to visit Vista View park, a Broward County park, reclaimed dump, to see and photograph one of the smallest…

Spring is here

Spring is here and the wildlife is flourishing in South Florida. The ducks are beautiful and full of spring fever. The great blue herons are in full mating colors and displaying mating behaviors. Anhinga males are keeping themselves beautiful for their mates. The blue winged teals are preparing for the season. Great white egrets are…

Purity

Purity, originally uploaded by QuakerVille. White birds with long white feathers have been admired for hundreds of years. In the mid to late 1800s these beautiful white birds were hunted for their feathers to adorn the ladies’ hats in the North East. These bird feathers were so “in style” that the desire to have these…

Red-Bellied Woodpecker

Red-Bellied Woodpecker, originally uploaded by QuakerVille. Red-Bellied woodpeckers are beautiful birds especially at this time of the year. They are more colorful and animated. I captured this glowing bird on the eastern edge of Lake Kissimmee at Joe Overstreet Landing. Moments after this was taken a Bald Headed Eagle flew in and got everyone’s attention….

Wood Storks Return to South Florida

It’s always great when a bird species on the brink of extinction, headed that way anyway, returns to flourish. One such species is the Wood Stork, (Mycteria americana) also commonly known as Flinthead, Wood Ibis, Wood Pelican or Colorado Turkey. Wood Storks are found along the coastal areas of South Carolina, Georgia and Central and…

George with the Big Head and Big Teeth

George with the Big Head and Big Teeth, originally uploaded by QuakerVille. Via Flickr: My what big teeth you have. Sometime during the exploratory trips my wife and I take around Central and South Florida we run into all sizes of Alligators. This big guy was surrounded by other big gators sunning in the warm…