Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 26, 2015 by Janine |
Hope all of my US friends are having a wonderful Thanksgiving today.

Lots of painted bunting activity this week. I think I might need to add another feeder because the 2 I have now are being swarmed. The little banded female is still here. I heard back from the researcher in North Carolina. Apparently she was banded in 2013 in Bald Head Island, NC.

Lots of hummingbirds too. There are so many now that it dissipates the aggression, which means that I don't have one male ruling over the yard the way I did last year.

I saw this red-shouldered hawk land on this stick out in the yard.

He swooped in right in front of the window and landed on the roof, peering in at me.

I doubt he is after the buntings. More likely looking for frogs or snakes. There have been lots of black racers in the garden recently. They are usually too fast for pictures!

Misty Morning, Stuart Air Show

Nov 15, 2015 by Janine |
Had meetings in central FL this week and went for an early morning hike:

Oak Toad

Gargoyle in the bonfire

Disney Wilderness Preserve

Stuart Air Show