Photographed on January 06, 2012 near Minneola, Florida in Lake County. The same bird is in all four photos. He stayed in the same place for 40 minutes. Scrub-Jays are amazing. They are a must-see when you visit Florida. I also saw a Male Goldeneye today in Lake County. A Lifer for me. Very rare [...]
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Photographed January 05, 2012 near Minneola, Florida in Lake County. The Florida Scrub-Jay is only found in Central Florida. They are an endangered bird due to their habitat being destroyed because of development. It was an honor for me to be able to spend more than an hour with 5 of them today. I [...]
Photographed on Sugarloaf Mountain, Lake County, Florida on January 05, 2010. Click on Photo to Enlarge.
The Florida Scrub-Jays were photographed near Minneola, Florida on December 21, 2009. The Scrub-Jays were so friendly. Three different times they hopped over to where I was standing and scratched around in the grass till they found an insect to eat. They got as close as 1 foot away. I was amazed. This was one [...]
Photographed on Sugarloaf Mountain, Florida on December 06, 2009. Whatbird: Small thrush with bright blue upperparts, rust-brown throat and breast, and white belly and vent. Female is similar but much duller. Juvenile has gray-brown upperparts, white spots on back, brown breast with white scaling, white belly and eye ring, and blue-tinged wings and tail. Their [...]
Photographed in Minneola, Florida on November 08, 2009. This bird was photographed less than a mile from the Florida Scrub-Jay. Whatbird: Breeds from eastern Colorado and Nebraska south to Texas and western Louisiana. Spends winters south of U.S.-Mexico border; a few in southern Florida. Preferred habitats include open country along roadsides and on ranches with [...]
Photographed in Minneola, Florida on November 08, 2009. I took this photograph through the open window of my vehicle. The bird was about 12 feet away. My Mother had this same view and was amazed at this beautiful bird sitting on the fence post only a few feet away from her. The bird was not [...]
Photographed near Astatula, Fl. in Lake County on January 17, 2009. These birds are so friendly. Usually all I have to do is call them and they pop up out of the bushes. The Florida Scrub-Jay is the only species of bird to be exclusively found in the state of Florida. There are several groups [...]