Tuesday, February 4, 2014

WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY

These were taken on our trip to The Everglades recently.  We saw lots of lovely birds and here are some of them.  If you would like to learn more, you can click on their names.




A Cormorant but not sure which type it is.  Anyone know?
Added note 2-7-14:  Thanks to Jen from Birding Across Texas, I now know that this is a Double-crested Cormorant.  She also gave the information that the neotropic cormorant is smaller and does not have the orange stripe above the eye.  Thanks Jen!






I will be linking up with Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday.  Thank you for hosting Stewart, I enjoy this lovely meme.


43 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

awesome shots and selection!

Kerri Farley said...

Oh I bet that trip was awesome! LOVE LOVE LOVE your birds!!

Gail Dixon said...

Very beautiful shots! Most of these birds we have around here, but I've never seen the wood stork or the gallinule. Really great set!

jabblog said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous birds.

Debbie said...

WoW, awesome captures. i share your passion for wildlife!!

Penelope Postcards said...

Not the usual selection of birds typically seen in my neck of the woods. The lovely cormorant fanning its wings looks like a star on your header.

gigihawaii said...

Beautiful birds. I am glad you enjoyed the sights at the Everglades. David and I enjoyed our tour, too. Did you ever get a photo of you and Gregg kissing a baby alligator like we did? Lol. What fun that was.

Betsy Adams said...

Wow--I'm so impressed with your bird photos from there. You were definitely there at the RIGHT time.... WOW.
Hugs,
Betsy

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful birds and photos, Denise! The Purple Gallinule is one of my favorites. Have a great evening!

Brian King said...

Wonderful variety! I love the Tri-colored Herons. I wish they lived this far north. Beautiful photos!

Esther Joy said...

I am such an amateur, but I recognize beautiful shots when I see them! These are wonderful!

Country Gal said...

Wonderful photos ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

The Purple Gallinule - i have never seen one before. this link up has become such a learning lesson for me. hopping over from the bird link up "Wild Bird Wednesday" ( :

Michelle said...

You captured some good shots!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Beautiful Denise

Adam said...

My favorite is The Purple Gallinule

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Such beautiful colors !
And all BIG birds ;)
~Jo

Karen said...

Oh wow Denise, wonderful captures! I really like the stork.

Mystica said...

Enjoyed the photographs.

George said...

These are wonderful photos of the birds you spotted. I especially like the Gallinule.

CountryMouse said...

That last bird is so pretty.

Rose ~ from Oz said...

Well done Denise, the images are fabulous! Oh, birds AND the Everglades - lucky you!!

Valerie said...

Your photography is brilliant, Denise. Think ... book!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

I always enjoy seeing birds from other lands which don't occur here. Though there was a Purple Gallinule which turned up over here and caused much excitement.

Mimsie said...

Those birds are truly beautiful....wonderful photos. I particularly love water birds.

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Awesome shots!

diane b said...

Love the header shot so crisply in focus and up close. The birds in your post are all great birds and shots.

imac said...

Fantastic shots and a real great shot for your Header, many thanks for your visit and comments my friend.

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Denise Wonderful shots. Sounds like a great trip

SeagullSuzie said...

Love the cormorant all brown with that lovely orange beak, beautiful close up pics.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Awesome photos of the birds! I love the cormorant drying his wings.

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

Maybe I said this before, but I hope the pythons are not eating them!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lovely pictures. You got some of the prettiest ones we have here! We just saw our first purple gallinules this year!!! So you are good and lucky.

Tiggeriffic said...

Love birds and have never been to Florida to see these birds.. How absolutely beautiful!
Thanks for the bird shots..
ta ta for now from Iowa:)

Linda said...

Oh! Those are marvelous birds! Thanks for sharing them.

Sweepy said...

Woof, Denise, they sure scared the furs off me!

Keeper unknowingly disabled her internet and did not know how to turn it on again. Now you know why we were woofy out for weeks!

Now I have to drooly wake her up so she can update her blogs!

Lui said...

Hi Denise!
I love the second shot! I am stealing it and saving it in my desktop as screen saver ;-)

Sweepy was right.
I. Am. Clumsy.

Have a happy week!

Em Parkinson said...

Whatever kind of Cormorant it is, it's a great shot!

Linda@arichtapestry said...

Beautiful birds and an exciting trip.

Stewart M said...

Great set of shots - can offer any help with the cormorant!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Fantastic images Denise. And as for the post below...Anhingas are a favorite of mine.

Jen said...

That is a double-crested cormorant. The neotropic cormorant is smaller and does not have the orange stripe above the eye.

Kay said...

Wow! You really got such amazing shots of very beautiful birds! We'll be on trips this year too and I hope I can get at least a couple half as good as yours.