A Great Blue Heron forages in the golden light of sunset photographed while waiting for the launch of WGS-10. The undeveloped areas of Kennedy Space Center and the adjacent Cape Canaveral Air Force Station are managed as a wildlife refuge.
Continuing now with Part 2 of Stick Marsh Action in Two Parts. Great Egret against dark storm clouds. Head on view of a Roseate Spoonbill. Roseate Spoonbill Roseate Spoonbill Great Blue Heron walking dangerously close to an Alligator. Anhinga Snowy Egrets Roseate Spoonbill Roseate Spoonbill Great Egret Adult Roseate Spoonbill with a juvenile begging for food. Cattle Egret Great Egret Alligator Great Egret Great Egret Needless to say, the Alligators are attracted to the rookery islands on the off chance […]
Categories: Nature • Tags: Alligator, Alligator mississippiensis, Anhinga, Anhinga anhinga, Aramus guarauna, Ardea alba, Ardea herodias, Blue Cypress Conservation Area, Bubulcus ibis, Cattle Egret, Egretta thula, Fellsmere, Fellsmere Grade Road, Great Blue Heron, Limpkin, Platalea ajaja, Roseate Spoonbill, Snowy Egret, St. Johns River, Stick Marsh
Four days at the West Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant helping to guide the Audubon Advocate students on their first birding experience resulted in a bonanza of bird photos. A selection of which can be seen here. The complex is a wastewater treatment plant coupled with manmade wetlands that naturally filter the water before it is released. The wetlands attract wildlife, especially birds of all kinds. Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis pratensis) Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis pratensis) Sandhill Crane […]
Categories: Nature • Tags: Blue-winged Teal, Double-crested Cormorant, Florida, Glossy Ibis, Great Blue Heron, Indian River County, Little Blue Heron, Osprey, Sandhill Crane, West Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility, White Ibis
Great Blue Herons along the shore of Lake Apopka in Florida. A Great Blue Heron stands atop a downed utility pole. This was taken shortly after Hurricane Matthew but the storm may not have been the cause of the toppled pole, which was a bit of a mystery. That’s a Snowy Egret looking inconspicuous in size and attitude higher up on the pole at right. Ardea herodias in stately display.
A sampling of bird images from an afternoon visit to Sebastian Inlet State Park. Snowy Egret Great Blue Heron Cormorant Cormorant choking down a fish. Red-breasted Mergansers Red-breasted Mergansers Little Blue Heron Magnificent Frigatebird Ruddy Turnstones Ruddy Turnstone Brown Pelican
A shaft of light from the rising Sun pierces the trees to illuminate a Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) standing alongside the reflection pond at Bok Tower Gardens. Counting down to Christmas and the New Year . . . .