Winter Birds at Sweetwater Wetlands (Gainesville, FL)

From a distance, there appeared to be a lot of dead vegetation in the marsh. It looked like scattered chunks of palm bark. Then, in the water, I noticed a duck with a bright orange bill. I lifted my binoculars for a better look, and then realized that the woody shreds were moving. This wasn’tContinue reading “Winter Birds at Sweetwater Wetlands (Gainesville, FL)”

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”