Wakodahatchee and Green Cay

Jan 25, 2015 by Janine |
Visited Wakodahatchee wetlands to see the yellow-headed blackbird, an unusual visitor to South Florida.

He put on a good show!







Nesting Anhinga



Sneaky bittern



Purple gallinule



The usuals at Green Cay

Red-winged blackbird





Pied-billed grebe





Sora rail





Gator



Whistling ducks



At home, lots of birds this weekend due to a cold front.



Yellow passion flower



Hoping to catch the next Atala emergence soon! At least two cocoons in the garden now.

Atalas, Riverbend owls

Jan 10, 2015 by Janine |
Most of my Atala butterflies emerged from their chrysalises yesterday while I was at work. Happily, one was a bit late and emerged today, so I was able to see it before it flew off.



What's left



I was also happy to see that there are more Atala caterpillars, so I can expect to see more butterflies soon!



This one looks like it is preparing to pupate.



Another emergence today, a Monarch.



And the next generation not far behind



We visited Riverbend park a few times over the holiday and enjoyed spotting the barred owls





Other Riverbend sightings



White-eyed vireo





Lots of waders









Broad-winged hawk





Happy New Year!

Jan 01, 2015 by Janine |
On the road to success, always look ahead. May you reach your destination and may your journey be wonderful. Happy 2015.

Last week's Everglades Visit

Dawn at Anhinga Trail













Research Road





Eastern Meadowlark



Eco Pond and Flamingo















View of Flamingo Lodge from the bay



Skimmers





Sunset with dolphins









In other news, lots of owl activity at home. We have been seeing pairs of barred owls at Riverbend and around the neighborhood, and a single barred owl paid us a visit this morning. Also been seeing Eastern Whip-poor-wills and bats in the evenings. The painted buntings are still here, and lots of hummingbirds too!