Mar 20, 2012 by Janine |
Lots of Waxwings at Riverbend this weekend:

Saw 2 Red-Headed woodpeckers too. I had thought these rare in South Florida, but this is the second time seeing them at Riverbend, and a birdwatcher there told me that she sees them quite frequently at the park.


Turkeys strutting their stuff.

Green Anole

Lots of cardinals about.

Irises in bloom.


Mar 10, 2012 by Janine |
Today there were two male Ruby-throated hummingbirds fighting over the Coral Bean flowers in the front garden.

I checked my blog archives to see when they arrived last year and it was much later, in mid April. The photos I took last year were of a female. It feels like summer out there and the flowers are already in bloom so I am not surprised that they are early this year.

I'm old

Mar 04, 2012 by Janine |
Yesterday marked birthday number 30 for me. Things have been a bit rough lately and neither us were up to a big celebration, so we kept things pretty mellow. In the morning we went out for a nice walk, followed by a quiet lunch at one of my favorite restaurants.

Lots of amphibians out and about, it was nice to see so many native green tree frogs

We saw a family of raccoons. This young one crept across in front of us in "stealth" mode

The deer have shed their antlers. Got a glimpse of this one feeding in between the trees.

Photogenic skink

This morning the birds assembled at the feeder.