I'm a retired website builder and amateur photographer and decided to merge those two interests with this website.
My interest in photography is primarily due to the variety of birds and the abundance of wildlife in South Florida where I moved to in 2018.
Both the Everglades and Big Cypress National Preserve are a short drive from Naples and where I tend to go to take photos, along with the many closer nature parks, rookeries, and preserves in my area.
The vast majority of photos were taken in Florida, exceptions will be clearly marked.
Muscovy ducks are warty, odd-looking, birds that have been introduced into urban and suburban areas in Florida where they often occur in high densities. They aren't bothered by people and carry on regardless of whether or not people are around.
These birds were illegally released primarily by private individuals for ornamental purposes or as pets. Muscovy ducks can be extremely prolific and local populations can increase dramatically in a short time. because of this, controversies frequently arise between residents who enjoy the birds and residents who consider them a nuisance.