Sometimes they are the victim, others times the thief.
The Heron spotted an Ibis with a fish. Immediately he took off on the run. His eyes were on the prize.
Now from what I could see the Ibis was a good distance away.
But that didn’t matter he was charging over.
After a few fast steps the fish was gone…eaten.
Maybe next time he will remember how to fly.
Even by Grebe size this one was small.
This particular bird wasn’t even diving. I watched a small circular paddle, and then gone.
I knew I heard something.
Palm trees have a sweet berry, much like a fig.
It never occurred to me Raccoon would love them, but why not? They do taste pretty good (in a jelly).
When a thick Palm tree shakes and makes rustling sounds out here you really do need to pay attention…who knows what the hxxx it could be.
Turned out to be a couple of burglars off the trail.
I wasn’t sure what to do with these shots, or others from sunset’s. The low sun and Spoonbill colors are very different.
A quick gallery and let you decide. Click any image for full size.
One of those ‘You can’t make this stuff up’ moments.
The poor Yellow-crowned Night Heron was completely surprised to find a Snowy Egret coming to steal some little worm ‘thingie’. Scared him half to death, and he jumped straight up.
It started with him digging in the exposed vegetation.
Caught a mouthful of something and at the same time an Egret ran over. Above was his reaction.
The Night Heron spun around on one foot and ran like a track star.
A moment later he stood around trying to act like nothing happened.
Like I said…
You can’t make this stuff up.
Bright sun in an open marsh, and of course these guys stepped under tall thick grasses.
I liked everything about the opportunity but hard to shoot and get anything. I’m going to try a few things but I don’t hold much hope.
So, best I got !
The White Pelicans have this long slow glide figured out.
They are very particular on the direction they use to land. I have seen them make wide slow loops to be sure the wind was exactly what they wanted.
I’m sure the ones down below appreciate it.
A windy morning and very low tide turned the shallows into mud flats. While it wasn’t all that pretty for photographs the critters loved it. Food everywhere and easy to catch!