The Siesta Key Chronicles – A Sunrise in April

Mornings like this are all-too-brief.  I rolled out of bed early, quickly got dressed, and proceeded up the North Dock towards the osprey nest.  My primary objective was to photograph the sunrise, which was going to occur at 6:59 that morning.  I had my lowly IPhone with me, which was a strategic error.  I should’ve taken the time to …

Wild Parrots!

When I started visiting Sarasota, I was surprised to discover that the area has a small, but vocal population of wild Quaker parrots (aka Monk parakeets).  These attractive birds like to build communal nests on man-made structures, such as bridges and telephone poles (often in and among the power lines and transformers).  Their bright green …