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Many Facets of Bathing

February 23, 2024 - Of the various rituals that swans engage in, bathing serves several purposes: - Feather maintenance -Social bonding as...
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Shaking It Off

February 21, 2024 - Bathing helps the mute swans maintain cleanliness and waterproofing of their feathers. As part of the bathing process, t...
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Daily Ritual

February 19, 2024 - Mute swans engage in a variety of interesting rituals including bathing. This daily ritual, which oftentimes occurs mult...
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Standing Out

June 27, 2023 - One of the most beautiful lakes in southeast Florida is Blue Cypress. Not only is it calm, but you can peacefully drift/...
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Talons Ready

January 06, 2023 - Almost immediately after leaving its perch, once its prey was in focus, the osprey got ready to dive on it and strike....
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Target Sighted

December 30, 2022 - We were drifting along the Silver River in the Ocala National Forest when we spotted this osprey perched atop[of a dead...
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Nest Building

April 28, 2022 - Muskrats are semi-aquatic mammals. They look a lot like beavers as they have furry bodies and partially webs hind feet....
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Feet First

December 07, 2021 - When flying, the white pelicans soar on their wide black-tipped white wings. A flock of these pelicans when migrating is...
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Landing Approach

December 06, 2021 - The American white pelican is one of the largest of North American birds with a wingspan of about 9 feet. Their overall...
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