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John Gamble
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COOPER'S HAWK
While I was having my morning coffee in the butterfly garden, a Cooper's Hawk harvested one of our doves and flew into one of the pine trees.  The hawk was sucking air, for a few minutes, because the dove was so large for it to handle.  It then flew off int...

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SWALLOW-TAILED KITE
I got some great shots of a kite right after it snagged a snake from a tree top.  I have shots of them eating frogs and lizards, but this is my first snake.

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AROUND THE HOUSE THIS WEEKEND
We spent the weekend at home and I collected some of the local wildlife. Ruby-throated Hummingbirds  Brown Thrasher Misc. Insects

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AROUND THE HOUSE THIS MORNING
I had fun with the hummingbirds and picked up a singing Carolina Wren that is nesting somewhere around the house.  Moon setting through the pines Ruby-throated Hummingbird male Immature male - seems our female has raised at least one youngster Female Caroli...

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MORNING COFFEE IN THE BUTTERFLY GARDEN REDUX
Saturday and Sunday morning, I had my morning coffee in the butterfly garden.  Below are some of the things encountered. Ruby-throated Hummingbird  Common Checkered-skipper Polydamas Swallowtail - a tropical species that I have only photographed at the hous...

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MORNING COFFEE IN THE BUTTERFLY GARDEN
Had my coffee while sitting in the butterfly garden this morning.  Quite a bit of activity. Northern Mockingbird  Ruby-throated Hummingbird male Ruby-throated Hummingbird female  Brown Anole A pair of Sandhill Cranes cutting through Unknown butterfly Monarc...

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PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN
Obviously there are a lot of watercraft in the Caribbean area.  When the wildlife was cooperative, I collected a variety of crafts. Freighter receiving a harbor pilot This cruise ship was parked next to us, we were half again larger.

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Wildlife of the Caribbean
We went on a cruise, starting in San Juan for two days and then getting on the boat for 5 stops.  Below are a sampling of what we saw on the wildlife side. San Juan PR Green-throated Caribs Feral Chicken   Green Iguanas Monk Parakeets Red-legged Thrush Puer...

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SWEETWATER WETLANDS PARK
I went to this park in Gainesville, Fl this morning.  Great spot for a morning walk and a lot of wildlife for viewing.  First time I have been to this place.  It is a stormwater treatment facility with amenities for hikers, birdwatchers and photographers.  ...

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RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD REDUX
My two males put on a show tonight, letting me photograph them feeding and sitting.  The flash did not bother them.
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