Saturday, December 23, 2017

MERRITT ISLAND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

I spent the morning at Merritt Island NWR.  Always a great spot this time of the year.  Below is the collection for the morning.



 Great Blue Herons


 Wood Storks

Roseate Spoonbill

 Reddish Egret

Snowy Egret

Great Egret

Pied-billed Grebe

 Hooded Merganser female

 Hooded Merganser male


 American Wigeons

 Northern Shoveler




 Reddish Egret fishing

 Blue-winged Teal

American White Pelicans




Hooded Merganser males

American Avocets

 More American White Pelicans

 Great Egret preening


 Redheads - male and female

 Green Heron



 Tree Swallows

Red-tailed Hawk

Anhinga


Tricolored Heron

Monday, December 18, 2017

GREAT HORNED OWL

I picked up a Great Horned Owl at Babcock Web Wildlife Management Area on Sunday outside of Punta Gorda in southwest Florida.











Saturday, December 9, 2017

BEST OF 2017

Below are what I think are my top 50 photos of the year.

Birds

 Northern Cardinal

Great Horned Owl

Sandhill Cranes

White Pelican with Double-crested Cormorant

Wood Stork fishing

Clapper Rail

 Brown Pelican

Eastern Bluebird

Snail Kite male

 Snail Kite female

Ruby-throated Hummingbird on Aloe

Purple Gallinule #1

Purple Gallinule #2

Monk Parakeet

Purple-throated Carib

Ruby-throated Hummingbird on Firebush

Least Bittern

Black-necked Stilt

Black-necked Stilt flying

American Goldfinch

 Cedar Waxwing

Myrtle Warbler

Rufous Hummingbird

Black-throated Green Warbler

Red-tailed Hawk

Anna's Hummingbird

Western and Clark's Grebes

 Caspian Tern

Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks

Mammals

Coyote

River Otter family

Bobcat #1

 Bobcat #2

Bobcat #3

Mule Deer #1

Mule Deer #2

Black Bear #1

 Black Bear #2

Black Bear #3

Gray Squirrels

Butterflies and Moths

 Striped Hairstreak

Palamedes Swallowtail

 Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Scarlet-bodied Wasp Moth

Others

Spider Web #1

Spider Web #2

Fireworks #1

Fireworks #2

 Fireworks #3

 Lilly pads