Spoonbills are overall pretty cute, but those ears...
Reddish egret antagonizing three snowy egrets for no discernable reason
Woke up parched at 3am and lifted this halfway to my face before noticing
Sometimes, if you stop to smell the flowers, you'll discover great snoots waiting to be booped.
Three baby great blue herons I saw last weekend
Just some punk wearing a mohawk and a choker while breaking the rules
A windblown Florida scrub jay
Great blue herons having a break from putting the finishing touches on their nest
YEESSSSSSS I FINALLY GOT A SWALLOW-TAILED KITE!
Scissor-tailed flycatcher I saw in the everglades last weekend! They're so ridiculously graceful and agile. Thought I'd never get to see one.
Horray! A kestrel finally let me get within a 20 foot radius! Isn't it majestic?
Male osprey on the daily nest-building grind. Taken yesterday at Fort Desoto park, FL
Great Blue Heron with an absolute unit of a catfish
Seagull posing with a local delicacy. At low tide they eat sea stars in droves!
This monarch with minimalist wing patterns. Does anyone know whether this is unusual? I've never seen it before.
So it begins...
Male cardinal on an overcast day in Corkscrew Swamp, FL
Red-shouldered hawk taking a break from breakfast to give me his best death glare
My first blue-eyed vireo!
Just moved in from Florida and I'm loving the wildlife and landscapes around here! Took this pic of a majestic hawk at Tijuana River County Open Space Preserve last weekend.
Found this beauty swinging around on the back of a truck yesterday
Shepherd moon Daphnis kicking up waves in Saturn's Rings
Red-bellied woodpecker springing off a tree trunk into flight
Red-shouldered hawk chillin' in the canopy (Myakka State Park, FL)
Banana slug I found chillin' on the forest floor
Not a resident, but I thought y'all might appreciate this pic I took of Tampa's skyline from south the sunshine skyway bridge.
Up-close and personal with a yellow-crowned night heron in a Florida mangrove swamp
Finally caught one sitting still for a second! Blue-gray gnatcatcher on the Myakka River, FL
Zebra longwing going strong despite a bit of wing damage
This tiny, hyperactive bird seen in Everglades national park
Blue-gray gnatcatcher on palmetto
Seagull howling melodramatically while standing between me and his fresh kill
Belted kingfisher hovering over a pond
This little dude with his eye stalks poking out of the water
Red-bellied woodpecker chillin' in the shade at Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, FL
Meet Talons McGee. He watches for fish from this post every morning and is the most fearsome osprey in town.
Double-crested cormorant with piercing blue eyes
Anhinga getting mobbed by a gnat swarm and not giving a single care in the world about it
Belted Kingfisher with a particularly snazzy hairdo
After many searches with no success, I FINALLY found a bald eagle circling over the highway on my way back from a refuge!
This banded Florida Scrub Jay followed me for a bit on a trail
Female snowy egret running away from a prospecting male
Brown pelican leaves his pod to say hey to a neighboring pod of white pelicans
Little blue heron taking off after I accidentally spooked it
Red-shouldered hawk preening on the edge of a swamp
Anhinga looking very much like a squawking bowling pin
Anhinga keeping those gorgeous wing feathers spotless
This masked guy I spotted in Fort DeSoto park near St. Petersburg, FL
Florida scrub jays are equal parts fearless and adorable (OC)
Brown pelican in stealth mode at Fort DeSoto, FL
Got to watch this osprey start its dinner by ripping its fucking mouth off
This vibrant little pink-striped oakworm moth has greeted me at my door the past couple days
Forbidden lemon-glazed bundt cake
Yellow-bellied sapsucker blending in excellently with the textures of an oak tree
Is this a juvenile red-tailed hawk? Seen at the eastern shore of Lake Apopka, FL.
Sandhill crane at a Florida highway rest stop
Irish seagull surveys his domain
🔥🔥🔥 shark mistakes a transpacific fiber optic internet cable for a really long fish
A camera-friendly hummingbird I stumbled across yesterday
Spoonbill sifting for some submerged snacks (Merritt Island, FL)
Red-shouldered hawk resting on a rail near Florida's Econlockhatchee River
Gallinule chicks learning how to use their comically-sized feet like pros
Juvenile red-shouldered hawk? Never seen one with a white head before. (Apopka, Florida)
A beach bird sunset at Shell Key, FL
Florida cop aggressively tailgating someone who's driving exactly the speed limit because they don't want to get pulled over
I mistook this mob of Sanderlings for a weird rock formation before zooming in with my camera
Cattle egret eyeballing a passing wasp
Great Blue with an Egret Entourage
Saw this dude land in a tangle of weeds, never would have noticed him otherwise. Grasshopper eyes are really cool up-close!
Osprey clasps fish in its huge talons while tearing it apart head-first
Sandhill Cranes approaching me from earlier today
Handsome palm warbler checks himself out in the mirror [OC]
This hawk I spotted riding updrafts near the U.S.-Mexico border south of San Diego
Me getting dive-bombed by a Harris hawk. Still kicking myself for taking my hand off the focus ring :(
My first yellow-crowned night heron! It's not a very high quality image but this was the best I could do.
Northern Harrier riding updrafts with San Diego in the background
🔥🔥🔥 gator is missing a foot and doesn't give a flying fuck
Whoo's that in the bushes over there? -this superb barred owl I spotted a few days ago
Roseate Spoonbill prowling the wetlands [OC]
One osprey showing off its wingspan to another.
Wild Nanday parakeet in Fort DeSoto, FL. Usually they're way more skittish than this showoff was!
Great blue heron tossing a tasty morsel down the hatch
MRW Boston Dynamics's dog robots stage an uprising and the only way to survive is by pretending I'm one of them
Yellow-Crowned Night Heron waiting patiently for dinner to swim by (Perico Preserve, Florida)
Profile of a Black Vulture (he hopped right up to me and posed!)
Some kind stranger left this pair of barely-used boots hanging at the front of a hiking trail with this note in them.
Vulture View [OC]
Adorable little red-headed woodpecker at Tosohatchee Wildlife Refuge, Florida
Tricolored Heron looking fabulous at Orlando Wetlands Park
Mission accomplished! 6 months of birding and I finally ran into a tree swallow sitting still long enough to take a picture.
Spotted this by a lake in central Florida yesterday. Is it a juvenile green heron?
🔥 Golden-winged skimmer dragonfly 🔥
What bird of prey is this? Spotted in a canyon north of San Diego.
Fabulous Sandhill Cranes foraging for food by the roadside (Orlando, Florida)
My first owl since buying a half-decent camera! Pretty sure it's a Barred Owl.
Two turkey vultures showing off their wings [OC]
This Armored Searobin's running technique is 🔥🔥🔥
Found this big ol' grassyboye hanging around off the sidewalk in central Florida. Grasshopper or cricket?
Black-crowned night heron posing in a mangrove tree [OC]
Anhinga in the Mist [OC]
Ripples in Fourier Space (a beautiful accident generated while writing homework code)
A very warm Snowy
Georgie looking calm but fierce
Juvenile Black-Crowned Night Heron [OC]
Osprey (Celery Fields, Florida)
Clever palm warbler stealing a spider's breakfast
Female painted bunting using her camo to the fullest [OC]
Anhingas (siblings, perhaps?)
Anhinga living up to its 'Snakebird' nickname
this is som heckin cozy sand frens no wake pls
This lizard on my window screen has really weird toe proportions
What bug do these belong to? Seen in a dense cypress swamp, Southwest Florida.
White ibis stares back at me through a mangrove tree
Gorgeous patterns on this Anhinga's wings and tailfeathers [OC]
Sandhill Crane mid-blink [OC]
American Avocet strutting around in breeding plumage
Unidentified hummingbird (San Diego, CA)
This cardinal appears to be having a very bad hair day [OC]
Found hiding in a bush at Lake Apopka, Florida. Is it a baby?
This lovely California Scrub Jay greeted me at the end of a long, birdless hike
What's this shorebird I found on Anna Maria Island, Florida?
🔥 Anhinga Makes a 🔥 Fish Kebab
This remarkably shiny millipede is 🔥🔥🔥
Young night heron lumbering around at sunrise
One vv good p o i n t y b o y e waiting for lunch to arrive
The egret convention is apparently in town this week [OC]
Spotted in a tide pool at Point Reyes, California
A glorious day in Toledo, Spain
Coots racing on the water [OC]
Pine Warbler [OC - Florida]
One of the many hummingbirds living behind my workplace. Is there any way to get one land on me without feeding it?
Found this little one at a pond on Palomar Mountain, California at 5,000 ft elevation
What species is this curious orange-headed fellow?
Not sure what species but this fella was striking some photogenic poses [Apopka, Florida]
What's this translucent pink buggo to the right of the butterfly?
Turkey vultures or California condors?
PsBattle: Sandhill Crane Staredown
Spotted several of these in some central Floridian wetlands perched on tall reeds. What are they?
This little armored lump of cuteness rustled its way out of the bushes today
Seen wading around at Lake Apopka, Florida. Pretty sure it's a gallinule, but which type is still in question.
Farming with double-helix-shaped PVC towers
The light reflecting off these water droplets makes it look like this frog is floating through space