Flooding at Big Talbot Island

I glanced at the weather app over breakfast. The morning would be in the mid-70s (around 24 C), and no rain until eleven. Partly sunny. A perfect morning to go birding. I raced through my chores and then headed toward Big Talbot Island in Jacksonville, Florida. A cool breeze met me as I stepped outContinue reading “Flooding at Big Talbot Island”

Big Talbot and Fort Clinch – a birding twofer

Big Talbot Island State Park (Duval County, FL) opens at sunrise – perfect for birders. I often start here, bird for a couple of hours, and then drive north to Fort Clinch State Park, which opens at 8:00 AM. At Big Talbot, wading birds are returning to Spoonbill Pond. This week there was a smallContinue reading “Big Talbot and Fort Clinch – a birding twofer”

Fiddler Crabs

One of my favorite places to go birding is Spoonbill Pond at Big Talbot Island State Park (Jacksonville, FL). Over the past two weeks, the pond has had a greenish cast. Today there was algae along the bank, and the water level seemed low. Although I spotted forty species, there were few birds in theContinue reading “Fiddler Crabs”