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Saturday, April 27, 2013

On the Road

 
I am still in the traveling mode,
having left TX on April 6th,
but thought I'd stop to share a few Florida bird pictures
while I have internet access.
 
 
We happened upon a rookery in the most random place
and I was able to jump out of the car
and snap a few pictures.  It was a bright, sunny afternoon-
not the optimum exposure, but what's a girl to do?
Take pictures anyway, that's what!!
 
The 83 year old friend I was visiting was concerned that
I wouldn't see many birds because I was with her,
but this just affirms what I kept telling her....
It's not a concern because there are birds everywhere!
 
 
There were Wood Storks with chicks,

 
Anhingas nesting,

 
and Great Egrets performing their mating ritual.
 
(Click on photo to enlarge.)
 The best display gets the girl!!
 
 
There were Snowy Egrets present, as well, but I was
unable to get very good photos of them
as they were obscurred by the leaves in the trees.
They were doing the mating ritual, too.
 
It was a delightful surprise to happen upon this rookery
while we were out and about!

 


18 comments:

Roy Norris said...

Amazing shots of the Great Egrets Karen.

Linda Reeder said...

Wow! What amazing photos of some spectacular birds!
I have never seen or heard of anhingas. Those eyes!

TexWisGirl said...

really great bunch! loved all of them. no idea on those ducks!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

great shots of the birds, hope you are having fun!

Bob Bushell said...

Well Karen, you did it very nicely, all the birds, well shots.

Lesley said...

Great pictures! Missed seeing you at Ocean Waves AGM today...next meeting in June back down in Sydney, September meeting in Port Hawkesbury. Enjoy the rest of your travels!

Fiona said...

Good success with the bird watching... the anhinga eyes are amazing but I just love the giant pompom display...
Hugz

Julie G. said...

Oh my goodness, such glorious sights! I am in awe of the displaying Great Egrets. Gorgeous! All the birds look so very beautiful against the lush green vegetation. How marvelous it must have been to view those Wood Stork chicks. Stunning images! Happy traveling!

Miss Holly said...

Oh are these ever beautiful!!! I just love the birds of Florida!!! Safe travels!!!

LynCC said...

Oh my gosh! This is so cool. :) Thank you for sharing with us.

Just Ramblin' said...

You are amazing. I can't believe all the unique, at least to me, birds you come upon. The pictures are wonderful and I especially love the one of the mama bird/or daddy bird feeding the babies. That is priceless. So glad to hear from you. Take care and stay safe. Nola

Lois Evensen said...

What wonderful shots! :))) Just beautiful. :) The mating ritual dance is quite something.

Tammy said...

Awesome shots, Karen!!! Love the captures of the nesting Wood Storks; so cool!!!

walk2write said...

Wow! Beautiful pictures, Karen. Would you care to share where you saw these birds? I would love to see them up close if it's not far from here.

Carrie P. said...

Oh, you lucky girl to see all those neat birds and the dance.

Azhita said...

Great pictures! So neat to see!

Lisa TheBearFootBaker said...

Amazing photos! Thanks for sharing :)

Kathie Brown said...

Wow! What a wonderful day you had! Love all the birds!