Sweetwater Wetlands Park in Gainesville, FL

I visited Sweetwater Wetlands Park (Gainesville, Florida) early in the morning, and the experience was magical. The sun was rising over colorful marshland, and there were birds everywhere. There were only a few birders at the location and a single jogger. The two slide-shows below are from this particular outing. Two weeks later, however, theContinue reading “Sweetwater Wetlands Park in Gainesville, FL”

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”

Birding at GTM Research Reserve

Yesterday I went to Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (GTM Research Reserve), which is one of my favorite birding spots. Since most people who visit here are nature-lovers, who simply want to relax in peace, it is usually quiet enough to practice birding by ear. The entry to the reserve is along A1A,Continue reading “Birding at GTM Research Reserve”