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…

Sir Gus the Camel

Sir Gus the Camel, originally uploaded by QuakerVille. Via Flickr: Every once-in-a-while you have to risk a pile up on the turnpike while you reach around to the back seat to grab the camera for a quick shot. Sir Gus the Kissing Camel is a mascot for the Shrine’rs in Orlando and his caravan was…

Charley the Bittern Vs The Snake

Today, Jo and I spent about 5 hours at Green Cay in Palm Beach, Florida. It’s a wonderful wetland area and just full of really neat birds. One of the neatest locals is the American Bittern, I call him Charley for short. We’ve seen Charlie on many occasions in the Cay and have spent some…

Bald Eagle Pair

Bald Eagle Pair, originally uploaded by QuakerVille. Via Flickr: Bald Headed Eagle pair in their nest in lower Central Florida. It’s the time of year when the BHEs get together in rather large nests to start the annual propagation dance. Even though far off, we caught these two prepping the nest making ready to settle…

Bayside with Jo

Bayside with Jo, originally uploaded by QuakerVille. Via Flickr: Bayside with my beautiful movie star wife. On Saturday evening you never can tell who will show up at Bayside in Miami. From movie stars to models, this area is full of action, especially in January and February. The weather is great, the water is fine,…

Rat Watching The Mail

IMG_9376, originally uploaded by QuakerVille. Via Flickr: Florida has some really interesting "Mailbox Artwork". In our exploration of the Florida expanse we sometimes find some of the most creative mailbox arteork and stands. This chubby mouse was found holding the mailbox in western Palm Baech county on an out of the way country road while…

Being Watched

Being Watched, originally uploaded by QuakerVille. Via Flickr: Do you ever get the impression that you are being watched? These two Quaker Parrots were happily sitting in a tree enjoying life while this Woodpecker watched nearby. Actually, the Woodpecker was feeding up and down that tree trunk. The Quakers were not at all concerned with…

Crested CaraCara

Crested CaraCara, originally uploaded by QuakerVille. Via Flickr: We were watching this Crested Cara Cara sitting on top of a post. As I was cranking up the camera and getting ready for a shot, he dove off the pole and headed directly across in front of us and snapped up, well, some food on the…

Cattle Train Due Any Minute

Cattle Train Due Any Minute, originally uploaded by QuakerVille. Via Flickr: Somehow these birds knew that the cattle train was due and that it would be full of cows. Amazing birds! This is a photo of a group of Cattle Egrets captured while I was exploring a road along the Miami Canal which cuts through…

Miracle In Flight

Miracle In Flight, originally uploaded by QuakerVille. Via Flickr: This is a felt tip drawing of Miracle, my flying acrobat. Miracle came to us as a rescue from the power company at the turn of the century. Our book, “Parrots in the City“, was inspired by Miracle’s rescue and life. He was a precious creature…

George with the Big Head and Big Teeth

George with the Big Head and Big Teeth, originally uploaded by QuakerVille. Via Flickr: My what big teeth you have. Sometime during the exploratory trips my wife and I take around Central and South Florida we run into all sizes of Alligators. This big guy was surrounded by other big gators sunning in the warm…

Little Green Parrot at Water’s Edge

Little Green Parrot at Water’s Edge, originally uploaded by QuakerVille. Via Flickr: This is a shot of a wild Little Green Quaker Parrot, or Monk Parakeet just about ready to get a drink from the clean and clear Loxahatchee Preserve in Western Palm Beach County. My wife and I love to visit this area to…