Sleepy Birdy

Sleepy Birdy, originally uploaded by QuakerVille. I love taking photos of parrots, especially Quaker Parrots. Several times a year Jo, my wife, and I canvas the area to see the wild Quaker Parrot environment and take a loose count and evaluate the nests and areas where the nests are located. This particular spot is located…

Bobby, the kitten in the Cypress

Last weekend Jo, my wife and I visited one of our favorite wildlife wetland areas in South Florida called Green Cay. It’s part of the Palm Beach County water and utility commission system for reclaiming water and is a beautiful place to visit. Over the past three or four years we have seen and heard…

Bahamian Flycatcher, Rare in Florida

As a photographer my wife and I are in the wetlands of South Florida a lot watching and photographing birds. Our favorite birds are the larger wetland birds but every once in a while we get to enjoy the smaller species too. This sequence of shots are recent captures of the Bahamian Flycatcher, a beautiful…

Sunset at Viera – Happy New Year.

Sunset at Viera, originally uploaded by QuakerVille. This time of the year seems to be the best for Florida sunsets. Jo, my wife, and I were passing through Melbourne just before Christmas and we decided to make a quick, almost closing time, stop at Viera Wetlands just north of Melbourne, Florida. A single shot reveals…

Wild Quaker Parrots and Palm Berries

My favorite wildlife subjects are the wild and in-home Quaker Parrots of South Florida. As far as I can tell I’ve taken in excess of 15,000 photos of Quaker Parrots over 2 decades. This is a series of photos I recently captured one afternoon as I was passing a small office complex where I heard…

Buterfly World Experience

I love to take pictures of birds and I love to relax at one of the local area wildlife attractions, Butterfly World, in Coral Springs, Florida, about 2 miles from home. This past weekend, as with many other weekends, I visited Butterfly World to relax and enjoy a beautiful afternoon in the cooling Florida weather….

Feeding time for the Little Green Herons

Feeding time for the Little Green Herons at Green Cay. Check out the twins flying up to prepare for the feeding. The twins see mom coming from afar and are getting excited and ready. I’m first, no I’m first, no, I’m first! Hey, break it up! I’ve got the food already! Dinner is served! OUCH!…

Cattle Egrets in the rain

This time of the year the Cattle Egret, a member of the Heron family, propagation is well underway. As Jo, my wife, and I explore the wilds of Florida  we are noticing what appears to be an up swing in the Cattle Egret population in may areas we visit. These Ibis like birds, without the…

Jumping Deer Sequence

I received a number of requests to see the deer sequence so I thought I would just go ahead and publish it out to the blog. I’ve photographed wildlife for over 4 decades and most of that time I’ve been blessed to capture many shots of White Tail and Mule deer along with other Deer…

Wildlife through my new Canon 5D Mark III

I wanted to restart my blogging with a shot from my new Canon 5D Mark III camera. I’ve had it for a couple of weeks and have already shot so much with it. The very first week out of the box I had a video shoot in Anaheim CA for the company where I warmed…

Wood Storks Return to South Florida

It’s always great when a bird species on the brink of extinction, headed that way anyway, returns to flourish. One such species is the Wood Stork, (Mycteria americana) also commonly known as Flinthead, Wood Ibis, Wood Pelican or Colorado Turkey. Wood Storks are found along the coastal areas of South Carolina, Georgia and Central and…

The Great Blue Herons of South Florida

The Great Blue Heron can be spotted in most parts of North America, but they flourish in Florida at certain times of the year. Ever since I saw my first one in early 1972 I have been quite impressed with their size and beauty. Not until the past few years have I become enamored watching…

Gator Tail

Gator Tail, originally uploaded by QuakerVille. Via Flickr: The orange glow of the late afternoon sun offers a shadowed glimpse of a couple alligators just hanging around doing what they do most, absolutely nothing. Must be males. If they had a TV they would be watching Florida play Nebraska this fine Sunday afternoon.

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast, originally uploaded by QuakerVille. Via Flickr: Lurking just feet ahead of the beautiful American Egret swims a 12 foot long alligator waiting for some unsuspecting creature to become his afternoon snack. The American Alligator has probably been warming itself in the noon sun raising it’s temperature, preparing itself to eat. One…

Beamer flash enhancer

Beamer flash enhancer, originally uploaded by QuakerVille. Via Flickr: This is a shot in broad daylight in the Everglades using my Canon 580 with the Beamer. The Cypress trees are about 35-40 feet away and the lighted area is the result of the beamer kicking in to assist. Not only does it illuminate the Cypress…

Great White Heron

Great White Heron, originally uploaded by QuakerVille. Via Flickr: What is unique about this picture? No, it’s not the two rather large alligators watching this bird as he fishes. He’s a Great White Heron, or “white morph” as some call it. When we first came up on him fishing today we just thought it was…

Osprey Takes a ride!

Osprey Takes a ride!, originally uploaded by QuakerVille. Via Flickr: Joy riding with an Osprey in Daytona Beach on the Sling Shot ride. He flies in when the ride closes and stays all night until it opens again. In the morning we find him hunting right from the top of the ride seat case. The…