Below are some - not all, but a good sampling - of the many birds I've enjoyed photographing during the month of January 2018. Most were taken at our home in Groveland but I've included a few shots from New Smyrna Beach. Usually we split our time equally during the two locations but this January, circumstances and weather kept us away from the beach much more than usual.
|Red-bellied woodpecker on crepe myrtle tree|
|Killdeer on the ground where it blend in so well with the leaves and dirt|
|This pair of pied-billed grebes have been regulars on Hour Lake since November|
|I still don't know what this red-shouldered hawk has in its talon|
Maybe you have an idea?
|I photographed these cardinals while rowing close to the southern|
shoreline of Hour Lake. They always come out to watch me when
I row by just to be sure I don't get any funny ideas about
who the property really belongs to
|Phoebe on fenceline|
|American kestrel perched upon an old spigot in an abandoned|
orange grove I spotted while driving down back roads in Groveland
|Lesser blue heron perched awkwardly upon one of our mid-lake platforms|
|A pair of sandhill cranes doing their sandhill crane dance|
It's been a joy watching them this month when they stopped by to
check out the many feeding stations in our yard
|Yellow bird on a branch|
What kind of yellow bird is it??
|American bluebird - male with his bright colors posing prettily|
on a bamboo pole
|Sandhill crane, captured in the canes|