Saturday, February 28, 2015

BIRDS FOUND IN THE EVERGLADES

These are from our trip in January 2014.  One of the many reasons I enjoy Florida is because of the abundance of birdlife.  You can get up relatively close to them, especially we found in the Everglades.


Wood Stork




Great Blue Heron





The extraordinary design on the wings of an Anhinga is stunning.



Here is one perched on a tree.....





and another taking off across the water.





I have shared this Green Heron before.  He was busy fishing when we observed him.





This extraordinary looking bird is a Purple Gallinule.  Look at those feet!  It's long toes help it to walk on floating vegetation like lilypads.





A Tricolored Heron.  I have shared some of these birds before, including this one.




Another one of a Great Blue Heron having just caught his lunch!  He was far away and I'm happy to have gotten this photo even though it is a little blurry. 




I decided to add close-up shots of their heads.  A Cormorant is in the top right square.  The others are ones I have identified above.

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I am joining the following as they become available, with thanks to our hosts for providing us with such fun memes.  You can click on each link to see other participants.  

Anni at Bird D'Pot, Laura at iHeartMacro, Michelle at Nature Notes, Judith at  Mosaic Monday, and Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday.  A big thank you to our hosts for these wonderful memes.