Two Birds Watching Me Enjoying That Sunset

My last post featured a beautiful sunset over Chokoloskee Bay in Florida.  It was what I specifically arrived for to photograph.

I was standing alone along the shoreline, enjoying the colorful changes the clouds and setting sun produced.

…..or so I thought.


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Aglow from the coloring skies, a White Ibis just a few feet away from me (there long before I knew it!)



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Red-shouldered Hawk watching me return to my car
(“How long were you there watching me, Mr. Hawk?” )


They were both a happy surprise.  I wondered who else was watching me in the dusky lighting as I got in my car and left.  😉




30 thoughts on “Two Birds Watching Me Enjoying That Sunset

  1. We tend to be oblivious to all the critters that we share our world with unless they are quite obvious. It would probably astound us if we really knew how many!
    Lovely shots, the white ibis is quite special!

    • Thank you, Eliza! I think we’d probably be astounded too! I’ve been around the swamps at dusk, and it literally comes ‘alive’ with sounds. It was awesome…..and eerily cool! 🙂

    • Thank you, Ashley! The White Ibis really startled me, lol, I saw movement out of the corner of my eye and s/he was right there. S/he never flew, I was the one that relocated. 🙂

  2. I guess you are never alone, Donna! Great photos! I’m so glad you are seeing so much to photograph.

    • Thank you, Susan! Everywhere you go, every turn, there’s herons, egrets, anhingas, ibis, and more. We’re just doing our thing enjoying FL, but I’m always trying to take my cameras with me…..just in case we stop somewhere. 🙂

    • Thank you, Jane, me too. I’ve been out over swamps via boardwalks, and at dusk they quickly became alive with sounds. It was amazingly cool…and a bit eerie! I do believe my steps got a little quicker heading back to my car. 🙂

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