Photographed in Mead Garden on July 31, 2009. The Butterfly is getting nectar from a Porterweed Flower. Porterweed is a four- to six-foot woody shrub with violet to purple flowers that only last a single day. It is a member of the well-known Verbena Family, or Verbenaceae, and are highly regarded as butterfly attractors. In [...]
Monthly Archive for July, 2009
I photographed this Juvenile Common Moorhen in Winter Park, Florida on July 29, 2009. I have been going back and forth about the ID being between Juvenile Purple Gallinule or Juvenile Common Moorhen. If anyone knows for sure, please let me know. Whatbird: The Common Moorhen feeds on freshwater plants, seeds, and small invertebrates. Forages [...]
Photographed July 29, 2009 at Lake Ivanhoe, Orlando, Florida . Click on Photo to Enlarge Whatbird: Eats aquatic vegetation, insects, fish, and crustaceans; forages by diving from the surface and swimming underwater. Rarely seen in flight. It prefers to escape predators by diving, and it migrates at night.
Photographed in Mead Garden, Winter Park, Florida on July 26, 2009. Click on Photo to Enlarge.
I photographed this Barred Owl in Mead Garden, Winter Park, Florida on July 27, 2009. The Owl was trying to get some sleep while perched above the Butterfly Garden, but the Cardinals would not leave him alone. They were very upset that the Owl was in their territory. Click on Photo to Enlarge
This photograph was taken in Mead Garden, Winter Park, Florida on July 25, 2009. This is a Juvenile transitioning into adult plummage. Click on Photograph to Enlarge. Whatbird: Medium-sized heron with slate-gray body and purple-blue head and neck. Eyes are yellow and bill is dark gray with black tip. Legs and feet are dark. Sexes [...]
Photographed in Mead Garden, Winter Park, Florida on July 23, 2009. I know, it’s not a bird but it flies. Click on Photo to Enlarge. Wikipedi: The Giant Swallowtail Butterfly, Papilio cresphontes, is common in various parts of North America, particularly the south and east. With a wingspan of about 4-6″, it is the largest [...]
I photographed this Blue-gray Gnatcatcher today in Mead Garden, Winter Park, Florida. He was in with a group of Carolina Wrens. I have heard many local Birders calling them “Blue-gray Time Wasters.” It was thrilling for me to see this bird as It is with all birds. I was fortunate to get a shot that [...]
Haven’t been out with my camera in over 3 weeks so I thought I should add one of my favorite photos to the Gallery. This is an Eastern Screech Owl that I photographed in Mead Garden, Winter Park, Florida on September 20, 2008. These are such beautiful birds. Three juvenile Eastern Screech Owls have been [...]