201411.15
Osprey – Added to the Aviary

Osprey – Added to the Aviary

The Osprey is often called the “Fish Hawk” and for very good reason. Fish consists of about 99% of its diet. An amazing fisherman, the osprey locates its prey from the air, often hovering prior to plunging feet-first into the water to seize a fish (much like an eagle). When transporting the catch to the nest (or…

201411.11
Istokpoga Park

Istokpoga Park

Istokpoga Park lies between Sebring and Lorida on Florida Hwy 98. This is a small park worth a quick stop if you are in the area and want a pretty place to stretch your legs.  When entering the park say hello to the rescued horses in the pasture and watch for crested caracaras. Osprey often…

201411.09
Woodpeckers – Added to the Aviary

Woodpeckers – Added to the Aviary

The Telephoto Florida Aviary (TPFA) is proud to present, in conjunction with the Lonestar North Photographic Collection, The Birds of Florida. As new photos and species are added to the Aviary, they will be celebrated in post like this. First up: The Woodpecker, inspired by the single offspring (that never fledged), of a nesting pair of Red-bellied Woodpeckers, in the backyard World Headquarters of TPF. …

201411.02
Lake Jesup

Lake Jesup

While picking up friends at the Sanford International Airport, Telephoto Florida took the opportunity to visit the GFBWT location at Lake Jesup. Unfortunately the recent summer storms rains had flooded the trails.  TPF birded the the boat launch area yielding some limpkin, purple gallinule and the ever present red shouldered hawk. This site is worth…

201411.01
Souvenirs and Whiskey

Souvenirs and Whiskey

Exit 380 is the first Florida I-95 exit south of the Georgia line along . Normally one would have little reason to exit here.  Yulee or Jacksonville are your exits of choice. Quite by accident Telephoto Florida (TPF) came across this weathered, once vibrant, highway rest stop, closed when they built the interstate.  Souvenirs and whiskey, both are a billion dollar…