Category: Birds

Spring Break 2018: The Wood Stork

Mycteria americana, the Wood stork; Monroe county, Florida (14 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. The Wood stork, Mycteria americana, is a fascinating and unconventionally beautiful bird. This isn’t a bright and colorful bird. It’s not particularly sleek or elegant. In fact, its plumage…

Phalacrocorax auritus, 21 March 2015

Phalacrocorax auritus, the Double-crested cormorant; Miami-Dade county, Florida (21 March 2015). Given my adoration for dinosaurs, I really should be more of a bird fan than I usually am on a day to day basis. Birds are cool, of course, and they can certainly…

Protonotaria citrea, 10 April 2016

Protonotaria citrea, the Prothonotary warbler; Lake county, Florida (10 April 2016). The Prothonotary warbler, Protonotaria citrea, is a small species that spends much of its time rooting about the ground and fallen foliage near calm bodies of water (such as swamps, lakes, and the…

Egretta thula, 11 August 2015

Egretta thula, the Snowy egret; Volusia county, Florida (11 August 2015). There are many, many reasons to love going to the beach where I live. The sun, the surf, and that fantastically thick and salty seabreeze… The sights, the sounds, the textures, and occasionally,…