Category Archives: Ocean Shore

Tricolored Herons

A few different Tricolored Heron photographs that had been uploaded but never published. Rather than have several articles here is a random grouping of a favorite critter.

The first set was a quick series of shots when the Heron surprised me by deciding to suddenly leave. We had been watching him for a while, he was actually walking slowly away back into tall reeds.

Tricolored Herons
Tricolored Herons
Tricolored Herons
Tricolored Herons
Tricolored Herons
Tricolored Herons

While the same marshlands, Merritt Island, the heron below is a different bird.

Tricolored Herons
Tricolored Herons

Last here, from Orlando Wetlands, a Tricolor on the hunt. It looks like whatever he was stalking was not worth the effort.

Tricolored Herons
Tricolored Herons
Tricolored Herons
Tricolored Herons

A Reddish Egret

Getting a good close photograph of a Reddish is hard to come by. The bird below was moving around, as they do, but came back around to me a few times. Sooner or later I had to get something.

Reddish Egret
Reddish Egret

We were able to get a few flight shots also. As always there was plenty of glare, it’s a salt marsh. Yet at a few spot things worked out.

Reddish Egret
Reddish Egret

Being so close to the Florida shore we can make short trips often. Well, at least until the heat gets bad. Summer we stay close to home so the a/c is never far away. Living in the south does have a few less than perfect days.

Merritt Island, Florida.

Spoonbill, All Alone

Roseate Spoonbills are social creature. (I’m sure that doesn’t surprise you if you visit this site often. Social clowns actually)

When I spot a Spoonbill without his friends I can’t help but look around for the rest. However, none this time.

Spoonbill
Spoonbill

The juvenile was poking around the mangroves and appeared to be in no hurry to take off in search of the others.

Spoonbill
Spoonbill

A little later he was ‘flapping’ around like he’d been taking lessons from the local Reddish Egrets.

Green Heron In A Salt Marsh

I need to remember that when I publicly ‘whine’ about not seeing Green Herons (a favorite) they miraculously appear.

Green Heron In A Salt Marsh
Green Heron In A Salt Marsh
Green Heron In A Salt Marsh
Green Heron In A Salt Marsh

We were walking a salt marsh trail, middle of the day, and this guy just popped up. Very much out of character.

Green Heron In A Salt Marsh
Green Heron In A Salt Marsh
Green Heron In A Salt Marsh
Green Heron In A Salt Marsh