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A first for me was seeing a Red-shouldered hawk yesterday. I saw him fly into a tree from a heavily forested area and landed perfectly in a sunlit area surrounded by old oaks and Spanish moss.
In 2018 I started taking more pictures of wildlife and I am off to a good start for 2019.A pair of pileated woodpeckers visit the preserve next to my house and I am able to get some great pictures whenever I decide to go out in the morning. If I don't see any birds I can get a beautiful sunrise.
2014-12-31T15:16:35ZSlow Year For Nature Photography
Been busy working long days for several months so I haven't done much in nature photography. Still taking a lot of pictures when I can, but more around the house and with friends. I hope to do more nature photography in 2015.
Had to cut down a backyard tree today. It was getting more and more dead branches. The birds loved the tree and I had a few feeders hanging from the limbs over the years. Two big trees remain so they still have a place to go.
I went through all my observations this morning and removed all Flickr photo links. Still had a couple remaining. I updated my Flickr photos from time to time which breaks the links. Mostly changing keywords or captions. Everything moved to Picasa now.
Decided to put on my new lens and see what I could find in the backyard. Saw a bird moving around in one of the trees and zoomed in to see a woodpecker. Never know what you are going to find!
Just went through all my pictures from 2008 and I only had 2 pictures of wildlife (birds) and they were junk. I don't know what was going on in 2008 that I didn't take any wildlife pics or even flowers! Well, there are the Koi pics from a pond, but that hardly qualifies. I must have been focused on my Kruger Park trip and searching out a better camera.
2014-02-22T01:52:52ZNew Camera Lens
Bought the E 55-210mm lens for my Sony NEX-6 today.
2014-02-02T03:32:57ZWinter pics of Muted Swans
Spent an hour at the lake late this afternoon getting several pictures of the resident swans.
2014-01-19T03:07:24ZNew Birdfeeder Pictures
Took a few more pictures of birds today with my NEX-6. Just got done reloading all the feeders tonight and added some water to the heated birdbath. Watch the action again tomorrow!
This species may be found in habitats such as cypress swamplands, coastal swamplands, wet riparian forests, bay forests, and savannas.
RiverTown, St Johns, Florida.
Out for a swim in RiverTown.
2019-04-19T21:50:53ZLittle Blue Heron
At the RiverClub in RiverTown, ST Johns, Florida.
Near the Enclaves pond in RiverTown, St Johns, Florida.
RiverTown, St Johns, Florida
RiverTown, St Johns, Florida
2019-04-02T02:05:41ZLittle Blue Heron
The Enclaves Pond, RiverTown, St Johns, Florida.
St Johns River, St Johns, Florida. I heard the splash in the water and turn to see the Osprey. Did a quick snap and this is what I got.
Red-shouldered hawks search for prey while perched on a treetop or soaring over woodlands. When they sight prey, they kill it by dropping directly onto it from the air. St Johns, Florida.
The Orchards pond long Orange Avenue. RiverTown, St Johns, Florida.
Some sunbird species can take nectar by hovering like a hummingbird, but they usually perch to feed.. Hitech City, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
About two-thirds of the diet of an adult consists of insects and other invertebrates.
The grackle is omnivorous, eating insects, minnows, frogs, eggs, berries, seeds, grain and even small birds and mice.
The osprey's diet consists almost exclusively of fish. It possesses specialised physical characteristics and exhibits unique behaviour to assist in hunting and catching prey. RiverTown, St Johns, Florida.