Sunday, September 4, 2011

Chesnut Park

Cool red and black spider. I've never seen one like this before.

Tufted titmouse posing for me in the tree. These little birds are so cute.

Female red winged black bird doing the splits in the reeds.

Female grackle trying to eat a snail.

Yellow warbler in a palm tree.

The bird whisperer feeding a titmouse.

On a hot sweaty morning a couple of weekends ago, I ran into Bob. He was sitting on the boardwalk that runs along the lake watching the birds. I crept up near him and watched him feed some female red winged blackbirds. We started talking and after sitting there for a while a titmouse came up and ate some seed out of his hand. It was pretty amazing watching this tiny little bird sitting on his hand. We sat there for a while and then moved on to another part of the park where I found the above yellow warbler. There wasn't too much else in the park that morning. It was just too hot. I'm going to head back there in the next couple of weeks since I've heard the migrate birds are starting to come through.


  1. Nice shot. The spider shot was amazing, and the bird between the reeds had the funniest facial expression:)

  2. oh my gosh. just that easy to feed a bird from the hand... :)

  3. That is a cool looking spider. Hmmm...wish I could bird watch with Bob. Super captures!

  4. I grew up in St. Petersburg and yet, am continually finding new places in Pinellas County on your blog.

  5. Very nice photos. And the equipment looks nice too.

  6. Hi Dina. Love the shot of the Red-winged Blackbird showing of her acrobatic skills. FAB.