Sunday, December 19, 2010

Rock Doves

Rock Doves on the wires
which is the drunk in the choir?
rainy December

Friday, December 17, 2010

Golden-crowned Kinglet

this little guy is
an avid human watcher:
Golden-crowned Kinglet

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Killdeer





on the soccer fleld
in strategic positions
twelve crying Killdeer
 

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Brown Chinese Goose

 
far from family
a Brown Chinese Goose feeding
in a roadside ditch

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Black-and-white Warbler


buffy and puffy
this Black-and-white Warbler
looks like a first-year bird
 

Monday, December 6, 2010

Lesser Scaup

the waves on the lake
and Lesser Scaup with blue bills
cold December wind

Friday, December 3, 2010

Merlin

on top of the snag
a Merlin surveys the dawn
December morning

Thursday, December 2, 2010

American Kestrel

catching a lizard
an American Kestrel
maneuvers away

Buffleheads

chilly afternoon
a pair of Buffleheads in
the neighborhood lake

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Pileated Woodpecker

look - a young female
Pileated Woodpecker -
first of December

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010


Roseate Spoonbill

still scooping up grub
the day after Thanksgiving
Roseate Spoonbill

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Bald Eagle

cool November dusk
huge in the desolate tree
a young Bald Eagle

Friday, November 19, 2010

Eastern Phoebe

the Eastern Phoebe
sings in warm November sun
on the topmost branch

House Finches


House Finches

in the neighborhood
along the red brick road - stop
- flock of House Finches

Belted Kingisher

deserted bay shore:
a Belted Kingfisher's eye
reflects the sunrise

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

"crunch" from a tree top
a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
eats a grasshopper

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Savannah Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow
flying among the sea oats
November sunset

Saturday, November 13, 2010

American Coot

the library lake
another wintering bird:
American Coot

Friday, November 12, 2010

Red-tailed Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

up from a high perch
a Red-tailed Hawk spreads its wings
in November sun

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler -
myrtle subspecies - eating
some Wax Myrtle fruit

Cooper's Hawk

Cooper's or Sharp-shinned,
the Accipiter species
are beautiful birds

Monday, November 8, 2010

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Ruby Crowned Kinglet
next to a pine needle shows
just how small it is

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Ash-throated Flycatcher

rare east of the gulf
       an Ash-throated Flycatcher
       up in a bay tree

Eastern Phoebe & Pine Warblers

an Eastern Phoebe
flanked by a Pine Warbler pair:
pine snag trinity


Friday, November 5, 2010

Ring-necked Ducks

 near the library
a small flock of Ring-necked Ducks
rising from the lake

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Turkey Vultures

hot, dry afternoon:
Florida Turkey Vultures -
they perne in a gyre

Friday, October 15, 2010

Black-throated Blue Warbler

   October morning
   a Black-throated Blue Warbler
   glows in the soft light

Painted Bunting

out from the weeds - look!
the female Painted Bunting
becomes visible


Monday, October 11, 2010

Pied-billed Grebe


subtle ripples are
moving the floating oak leaf
near the Pied-billed Grebe

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Red-tailed Hawk

high above the lake
surveying the further shore
the Red-tailed Hawk - perched



Gray Catbird

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Pine Warbler


a fall Pine Warbler
uncharacteristically
hunting in the grass

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Yellow Warbler

a Yellow Warbler
perched just off the hiking trail
-- October morning

Friday, October 1, 2010

Northern Flicker

a Northern Flicker
is exposing the yellow
underneath his wings

White-eyed Viero

White-eyed Vireo
flies from tree top to tree top
--first of October

Eastern Screech Owl


an Eastern Screech Owl
cornered by squawking Blue Jays
-- first of October

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Green Heron

blue and red feathers,
yellow eyes, and a black beak:
     why a Green Heron?

Yellow-throated Warbler

the singing tongue of
a Yellow-throated Warbler
is more often heard

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Black-throated Blue Warbler

autumn equinox:
a Black-throated Blue Warbler
hiding in an oak