Friday, October 19, 2012

Florida Keys Birding Trip Report

I've uploaded a trip list detailing observations on my recent trip with work to Summerland Key in the Florida Keys including species such as: Fulvous Whistling-Duck, Brown Pelican, Magnificent Frigatebird, Great White Heron, Reddish Egret, Tricolored Heron, Little Blue Heron, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, White Ibis, Wood Stork, Broad-winged Hawk, Short-tailed Hawk, Swallow-tailed Kite, Bald Eagle, Pectoral Sandpiper, Short-billed Dowitcher, Royal Tern, Belted Kingfisher, Gray Kingbird, White-eyed Vireo, Black-whiskered Vireo, Swainson's Thrush, Purple Martin, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Prothonotary Warbler, Florida Prairie Warber, American Redstart,Northern Parula, Blackburnian Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, Palm Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, Northern Waterthrush. 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Twilight Herons

Last weekend some beautiful autumnal light and careful camera exposure allowed me make these contrasting images of Grey Herons. Low light illuminates the whites and subtle greys of the birds' plumage but is not strong enough to penetrate the shaded woodland.

Further Grey Heron images here:

Monday, October 08, 2012