Posted on March 14, 2017
It’s been a while since our last post so after almost two months bumming around some of Florida’s most beautiful natural areas in sunny 70 degree weather we now find ourselves back in central Ohio looking out the window as a 25 F wind blows snow around our front yard. One way to celebrate the trip, and perhaps to feel a little warmer, is to post pictures of a few of birds seen while while hiking and paddling. Perhaps no one species expresses the diversity and beauty of nature like birds, each with their own unique appearance and behavior. Florida gives one an excellent opportunity to witness and perhaps photograph that diversity and beauty.
For those that are curious, our stay in Florida consisted of time spent at Myakka River SP; great hiking, big gators, and great wildlife photography, Lake Kissimmee SP; great hiking, paddling, fishing, and wildlife, the Chassahowzitka River Campground; great paddling, fishing, and wildlife, and Ochlockonee River SP; great hiking, paddling, and wildlife.
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Given the weather we came back to we may decide to stay longer next year. There’s always something new to discover. Thanks for stopping by.
Category: Central Ohio Nature, Chassahowitzka River, Florida, Lake Kissimmee SP, Myakka River Sp, Ochlockonee River SP Tagged: American Avocet, Anhinga, Bald Eagle, Belted Kingfisher, Black Skimmer, Black-crowned Night Heron, Black-necked Stilt, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Brown Pelican, Canon 60D with Sigma 150-500mm, Carolina Wren, Common Moorhen, Eastern Phoebe, Eastern Towhee, Glossy Ibis, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Green-winged Teal, Laughing Gull, Least Sandpiper, Least Terns, Mockingbird, Osprey, Palm Warbler, Panasonic FZ200, Pied-billed Grebe, Pine Warbler, Red-cockaded woodpecker, Red-headed Woodpecker, Red-shouldered Hawk, Roseate Spoonbill, Sand Hill Crane, Snail Kite, Tri-color Heron, Vermilion Flycatcher, White Ibis, Wood Thrush, Yellow-crowned Night Heron, Yellow-throated Warbler
Posted on April 6, 2016
Our recent six weeks of hiking and paddling in Florida resulted in a lot of photographs.
The pictures below provide a record of some of the birds seen. While lovely in their right, we are left with the feeling that they don’t come close to conveying the overall sense of wonder experienced as we explored the trails and waterways of Florida. Equipped with the knowledge that places visited were home to many fascinating living things, the wonder was with us even when we didn’t see a plant, bird or other animal that begged to be photographed. We returned home with the feeling that just being in such places had been more than enough.
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Now back in Ohio, we visited one of our favorite spots earlier today. While nuthatches, creepers, and various woodpeckers were present, no Bald Eagles were seen nor did any Scarlet Tanagers show themselves. But we have seen them there before and you never know about tomorrow.
Thanks for stopping by.
Category: canoeing, Corkscrew Swamp, Florida, Six Mile Cypress Slough Tagged: American Avocet, American Ostercatcher, American Wigeon, Bald Eagle, Black and White Warbler, Black Skimmer, Black Vulture, Black-bellied Plover, Blue-headed Vireo, Brown Pelican, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Canon T3i with Sigma 150-500mm, Cardinal, Carolina Wren, Catbird, Eastern Phoebe, Eastern Towhee, Great Crested Flycatcher, Great Egret, Hermit Thrush, Horned Grebe, Laughing Gull, Least Terns, Little Blue Heron, Mockingbird, Northern Parula Warbler, Osprey, Palm Warbler, Panasonic FZ200, Pied-billed Grebe, Pileated Woodpecker, Pine Warbler, Piping Plover, Red-cockaded woodpecker, Roseate Spoonbill, Royal Tern, Ruddy Turnstone, Snowy Egret, Swallow-tailed Kite, Tri-color Heron, White Ibis, White Pelican, White-eyed Vireo, Yellow-bellied sapsucker, Yellow-crowned Night Heron, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler
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