As I reflect today on this last day of the year 2013 - it makes me realize what a great year this has been. I wanted to share some highlights of the moments that really meant a lot to me as well as my stepping stones.....however, it would become a lengthy exercise and probably a chore to read it all. So, I KISSed it instead (keep it simple slogan) and chose a photo from each month - noticing that some months were a lot more active and exciting than others....spring and fall come to mind here.
Enough of that....a few photos of 2013
|The beginning of my budding photography bug....it all started with my scope and my IPhone - it worked great as long as the bird didn't move.....a beautiful January sunny day spent observing this Red-shouldered Hawk in my back yard.|
|The Wilson Snipe, which I discovered while scoping the edges of the Ani Pond at the Bailey Tract. During the months of January and February, there was also a lot of activities with the Sora and the Clapper Rail.|
|The Osprey family - being busy feeding the chicks by the Lighthouse Pier.|
|At the Bailey Tract - feeding away during the month of April - the Greater yellowlegs.|
|The Little Blue - in its environment at the Sanibel Garden Preserves during the month of May.|
|Well, come July - there isn't that much going on in my neck of the woods....at least that is what I thought....then again, I didn't know much.... I'm grateful that I am still capable of learning. This Red Cardinal is stunning in its plummage.|
|September and the little ones are getting sweeter....this Blue-grey Gnatcatcher is just a delight to watch and listen to.|
Happy New Year!