Thursday, October 30, 2014

Epcot Fireworks - October 26, 2014

Visited Food and Wine today and stayed for the fireworks.   Just brought the point and shoot, but still got a few shots.

Halloween Lights - October 25, 2014

Decided to take some slow shutter pics to get some Halloween-style shots.  What a beautifully decorated yard and a fun place to take some photographs too!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Lettuce Lake Park - October 22, 2014

Wow!  Lettuce Lake was so interesting today.  I actually saw two birds I have never seen before, but always wanted to: magnolia warbler and yellow-billed cuckoo.  The weather was perfect too!

yellow-billed cuckoo
magnolia warbler
 blue headed vireo
american redstart
eastern phoebe
common yellowthroat
black and white warbler
 pie billed greebe
baby gator
 common yellowthroat
 magnolia warbler

Osprey at Ft DeSoto - October 19, 2014

Also had this osprey posing nicely in the morning light!

Birds at Ft DeSoto - October 19, 2014

There were so many shorebirds out on the beach.  I was able to correctly identify a common tern and a piping plover among them.  However, the kind folks at the bird brain website had to identify my eastern wood pewee, as well as confirm the other two for me!

common tern in center among sandwich terns
piping plover
american oystercatcher
eastern wood pewee
northern cardinal
eastern phoebe

Sunrise at Ft DeSoto - October 19, 2014

What a lovely sunrise!  Was glad to get the great blue heron in the foreground.