Saturday, December 31, 2016

MERRITT ISLAND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

We spent a cool morning at Merritt Island NWR checking out all the birds that have migrated south along with some of our resident birds.


Clapper Rail

Great Egret

Snowy Egret

Northern Shoveler

 White Pelican stealing a Ladyfish from a Double-crested Cormorant


 Wood Stork


Roseate Spoonbill

 Wild Pig


Painted Bunting female and male

Red-winged Blackbird

 Florida Scrub-Jay

Scaup

Saturday, December 10, 2016

PREDATOR CALLING

I've been using an electronic caller to call in predators, moose, loons, turkeys and anything else that might be interested, for a couple of years now.  I had a great morning at Palm Bluff, calling in a pair of Great Horned Owls and a Coyote.

With flash.


 The pair stayed above the call for about 10 minutes.

Coyote ran in, stopped 20 feet from me, I got one photo, it spun and raced off.  Too close for a full body view with my DX sensor and 300mm.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

BEST OF 2016

These are the selected best of my 2016 collection.

Landscape

 1.  Eastport, Maine sunrise

2.  Adirondack fall colors

Mammals

 3.  Red Fox kit

4. Cow and calf Maine Moose

5.  White-tailed Deer

6.  Harbor Seal

7.  Canada Lynx

 8.  Maine Moose bull

 9.  Maine Moose bull

10.  Melanistic White-tailed Deer

Birds

11.  Painted Bunting male

12.  Sandhill Cranes

13.  White Pelican

14.  Snail Kite

15.  Displaying Great Egret

16.  Black-necked Stilt

17.  Black Skimmers

 18.  Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

 19.  Ruby-throated Hummingbird

20.  Great Egret landing

21.  Common Loon

22.  Ruby-throated Hummingbird

23.  Wild Turkey toms

 24.  Wood Ducks

25.  Pair of Wood Ducks

 26.  Pair of screaming Bald Eagles

27.  Bald Eagle

Insects

28.  Giant Swallowtail

29.  Palamedes Swallowtail

30.  Polka-dot Wasp Moth

Reptiles

31.  Alligator on attack

32.  Alligator with lunch