Tiny Hawk visits Soberania National Park, Panama

Tiny Hawk visits Soberania National Park, Panama

Thanks to expert birder Justo Carmago @justadventuresp for helping us spot this Tiny Hawk in the forest of Panama! pic.twitter.com/yxZ6fFJvUQ As the Cornell University ornithology site notes, “Despite its large range, it is seldom encountered and is poorly known, with very little data on its behavior and or its breeding.” We spotted this bird because…

Roseate Spoonbill on Jekyll Island Causeway

We often stop on the Jekyll Island Causeway on the way to the Jekyll Island Campground–just to see what birds might be on the marsh. On October 9, 2015, at about 11:30 a.m., we watched this roseate spoonbill circle above us and land in the water in search of lunch. For more on the ecology…

The Reddish Egrets of Fort Desoto Park

Fort DeSoto County Park in Pinellas County Florida is about 15 miles south of St. Petersburg, Florida, and it is one of the great birding areas in the state. One of the year-round inhabitants of the park is the remarkable reddish egret (and, occasionally, the white morph of the reddish egret). Unlike most other egrets,…

Redheaded woodpeckers, near neighbors

Since Friday, 13 May 2016, I’ve been observing and photographing a redheaded woodpecker pair and their nest in a dying water oak tree. They are feeding at least one chick in the nest (seen here to the right below the adult), bringing worms and insects to their hungry fledgling. Soon the fledgling will fly. ….