Summer brings intolerable heat but it also brings amazing clouds. Caught these swallow-tailed kites over the house before a thunderstorm.
This old fellow wandered through while we watched the kites
Early morning and late evening are the best times to be out to avoid the heat. Dusk and cloud cast an interesting light for photography.
Evening red-shouldered hawk. We walked right underneath him before realizing that he was there.
Headed down to the everglades this weekend for a mini-vacation.
Obligatory red-shouldered hawk. I think he might be eating a glass lizard, a snake-like type of lizard that is legless because it burrows through the sand.
Eco pond was a hellish glare of brine and cracked mud. Water levels extremely low due to lack of rain. I have never seen the pink color before. Perhaps an anaerobic bacteria?
Young spoonbill arrived for a paint job.
Young barred owl watching the sunset with us
A chuck-will's widow emerged as darkness fell.
After I took this picture, it flew right at us before veering off and settling nearby. Like other nightjars, chuckies have enormous mouths that they use to gulp insects on the wing. Was a scary sight to see that coming straight at my face!
Jul 20, 2015 by Janine |