Surprise ~ Art Fair Bird Prints!!

My daughter is an incredible elementary school art teacher in New York City, and she puts on an awesome ART FAIR every spring featuring her students’ work. As always, the students take on various important roles, as gallery attendants, art-making station leaders, and hosts for countless family members and community visitors to the Art Fair. […]

Cattle Egrets at their finest

Cattle Egrets are generally rather non-descript little egrets, but their color transformation at this time of year is astonishing!Most remarkable is the way their plain orange-y beaks turn a striking, deep reddish-orange, with vivid purple lores around their eyes!The Cattle Egret’s breeding plumage also highlights their beautiful peach feathers, and they often appear to be wearing spiked […]

So many Meadowlarks!

Before today, I had only seen an occasional Eastern Meadowlark, perched out in the open atop a low tree, or on a fence near a marshy preserve – its presence always signaled by its melodious singing 🎶.But this afternoon, Meadowlarks literally appeared at every turn as we wandered through Dinner Island Ranch, a wildlife management area (WMA) in south Florida. What […]

The little blue wading bird who starts out white

The almost all white plumage of this bird below poses an ID challenge for many newcomers to the wetlands, who often mistakenly assume he is one of the white egrets – a Snowy Egret or Great Egret.But the bluish-black color of his beak, and his unmistakable green legs are great clues to his true identity. His behavior gives […]