Sunday, September 29, 2013

Weekend at the Wetlands

I was able to spend a little bit of time enjoying the wetlands and ponds over the past few days.

I didn't notice the very faint double rainbow until I uploaded my photos.

Yellow Warbler

I saw several species of warblers taking cover under the thick underbrush in the northeast corner of the Click Ponds. I saw this bright Yellow Warbler, a beautiful male Redstart, a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, lots of Palm Warblers and a Black-throated Blue Warbler.

Palm Warbler

Tricolored Heron

juvenile Little Blue Heron

I was surprised to see half a dozen White Pelicans visiting already. They were foraging alongside a few Wood Storks.

Wood Storks & White Pelicans

There are still quite a few species of dragonflies at the ponds. This pair of Common Green Darners was mating. 

Common Green Darners
Anax junius

Eastern Pondhawk
Erythemis simplicicollis

Halloween Pennant
Celithemis eponina

Happy weekend:)


  1. Wat een prachtige serie gewoon heerlijk om naar te kijken,prachtig.

  2. Isn't it nice to see the birds coming back. Great shots of the dragonflies and Warblers.

  3. Beautiful Tammy, and again beautiful.

  4. Just beautiful - as your images always are! We noticed different birds at Viera Wetlands the last time, too, possibly because the water was so low different birds were attracted to find good things to eat.

  5. great macros on the dragons!! love the close-up on the tri-color, but i think your shot of the palm warbler is the best i've ever seen. SO cute!

  6. Hey Tammy,
    Very beautiful shots of these different birds!! The last shot is really great, You've photographed very well.
    My compliments!!

    Many greetings,

  7. Hi Tammy.. Great picks and beautiful bird and Dragonflies.. Cheers.

  8. Hola Tammy magnifica serie con mucha variedad de especies,bellas son las libelulas que habitan en estos humedales.Un fuerte abrazo y feliz semana.

  9. Extraordinary shots Tammy! I especially love the last dragonfly photo and of course the double rainbow is a treat!
    Happy Sunday!
    xo Catherine

  10. Awesome location shot to start with Tammy and the birds and dragonflies continued the high standard. Great post. Cheers, Richard

  11. Beautiful pictures, Tammy.
    You're a good photographer.
    My favorite photos are this time photo 7, 8, and 9.
    Greetings Irma

  12. Espectaculares imágenes, como siempre Tammy.
    Saludos desde Extremadura

  13. I'm not an insect guy, but those insect pictures are fascinating and beautiful. And of course, I always like seeing pictures of warblers.

  14. Beautiful colors ans close-ups!

  15. Don't you just love finding "surprises" when you process your images? Great double rainbow over the wetlands!
    I need to get back to Viera but there don't seem to be enough days in the week!

    Wonderful photographs to motivate me to find a way to get over there!

    Thank you, Tammy!

  16. Great photos, I liked all but my favorite is clearly the first image.


  17. Wonderful shoots :)
    Greetings from Poland :))

  18. Great set of pics Tammy, love the Heron, and the Dragons are just fab.
    All the best Gordon.

  19. Great shots Tammy! Lots of detail and color. I especially like the dragon flies.

  20. A beautiful series of photographs, Tammy! It's always a delight to see the colorful warblers. Your macro dragonfly photographs are superb.

  21. Hello Tammy!
    My goodness, your dragons are fabulous!
    I'd love to see them on Dragonfly World... ;-)
    The A. junius mating wheel is is a must since once in a while a few individuals are seen along the coast in Brittany (France), having crossed the Atlantic but incapable of breeding... yet!
    Your Halloween pennant is just fabulous, well in focus and the wings are truly exquisite!
    Love your birds too, are the migrants early?
    I am back from Spain with the Bluethroat (very scarce and difficult to photograph in France) and the Common rail (very difficult to see where I live) and going back there in a week or so... many migrants to be seen.
    Enjoy your sightings, congrats Tammy!

  22. Hallo Tammy
    Schöner Regenbogen und tolle Nahaufnahmen von den Libellen.


  23. Tammy, gorgeous shots from the wetlands. The rainbow shot is beautiful. And I love all the birds. But, the dragonflies are all awesome. Have a great day!

  24. That Palm is actually a young Prairie Warbler, who also do the tail-bob thing from time to time.

    Your pictures just get better and better, and they were already face-melting....well done!


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