More Florida Birds – A Gallery

 

Some pretty shots of several more birds I’ve encountered in Florida.

 

 

This brings the total to 36 species of birds to date I’ve shared here with you since my arriving in Florida in January.

And I’m not done yet…..ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

43 thoughts on “More Florida Birds – A Gallery

      • If you have the time (this will sound strange) the St. Augustine Alligator Farm should have plenty. The back of the land has a boardwalk and many cypress trees spoonbill love the place, and they might be thinking of nests about now.

          • The recent shore birds were at or around Ding Darling. That’s a pretty long trip for you since a few roads have many lights. But that is a good spot. Corkscrew is best for April, we were just there last month (Raccoons in palm tree).

            St. Augustine is fun for closeups of wild Spoonies you would never get elsewhere. They nest there and have learned to ignore people. I had one snap at my long lens when I didn’t see him in a low branch. I never wanted to go there until Ellen went with some friends.

          • I won’t be able to go to St Augustine on our return trip home this year, I know I’ll not get my husband to agree to go through mid-Florida/Orlando routing and ALL that traffic. (We’re in a motorhome pulling a trailer.) I’m thinking of heading to DDarling for a day trip, we’re 100 miles from there. First, I want to go down to EvergladesNP Flamingo Road, I’ve read there’s a rookery there and lots of RSpoonbills at the end of the road. Another day trip. ๐Ÿ™‚ The quest is on, we’re leaving here in a few more weeks. I’ll keep St Augustine in my brain for another Florida visit, thanks for the tip!!

          • The RS isn’t a lifer for me, I just want ‘better’ photos for my files; but oh boy, the Reddish Egret is also on my quest and reason for DD, I remembered your recent photos of them were from there. The RE would be a new lifer for me. ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. How wonderful Donna you are really enjoying Florida, I know that it where I would head to also if I were over there as there are so many species to explore. Florida birders have several interesting habitats to explore some like their wetlands unique to the state. So glad you are able to spend the time to see as many as you can, that is a great blessing for a birder such as yourself. Your Black Vulture photo is stunning, it reminds me of an Egyptian pharaoh ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Iโ€™m so happy to see and read about what a great time youโ€™re having in Florida! Wonderful shots of so many of my local friends and many more – I love the shot of that very diverse group milling about and enjoying one anotherโ˜บ๏ธ

    • Thank you! You live in a bird paradise for sure! I’ve been amazed at the large numbers of so many birds I’m accustomed to seeing only in single or small quantities around the Chesapeake Bay in the mid-Atlantic.

  3. Very nice shots! I like the tern in flight. It is nice when the terns and gulls fly into the wind. They slow down and are much easier to photograph, as opposed to when they are speeding swiftly with the wind. And the Cattle Egret… that bird annoys me!! lol, I pass them all the time when travelling toward the coast, but I’ve never had my camera ready. So, they annoy me because they are a fairly common bird yet I don’t have a single Cattle Egret photo in my portfolio! Next time I pass a field and see them, I’m pulling over and walking out there… even if along Interstate 75! Hope I don’t get a ticket for illegal parking on a highway! lol
    Great shots. William – “What a wildly wonderful world, God! You made it all, with Wisdom at Your side, made earth overflow with your wonderful creations.” Psalms 104 The Message

    • Thank you, William! Yes, next time, stop! One of my favorite photos of the Cattle Egret is on sitting on the back of a cow. A common behavior for them, but I’ve just never seen it often. The terns were back yesterday on my outing, they were diving out in front of me, I hope I got one of those dives. ๐Ÿ™‚ Ugh, I’m so far behind on my photos! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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