A Warm February Evening at Okefenokee

February 5, 2014 at 3:27 pm (Birds - Georgia, Nature, Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Photography) (, )

Backlit fern

Backlit fern

It was my first trip back to Okefenokee after my job ended.  I was to meet friend Marilyn, who volunteers there, to watch the sunset from the boardwalk and share dinner afterwards.  I also had to send my best Nikon for a sensor cleaning, and I was happy to know my big telephoto would work with my older Nikon D80.  Of course, that overall quality isn’t as good due to much lower resolution, but I was happy to give it a road test. Read the rest of this entry »

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Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge – Gators, Birds, Dragonflies, and Such…

November 30, 2012 at 4:00 am (Birds - Texas, Butterflies, Dragonflies and Bugs, National Wildlife Refuges (US Fish & Wildlife), Nature, Photography, TX, Wildlife) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Vermillion Flycatcher, male

Although my recent trip to Texas was to visit relatives, I could not pass by one of my favorite birding spots without stopping for my bird fix.  Anahuac NWR suffered during Hurricane Rita in 2005, but was really devastated by Hurricane Ike in 2008.  There are fewer trees now, and while Spring seems to have the best variety of birds, November was pretty decent for a windy day.

So without much further ado, here are the results. Read the rest of this entry »

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