Category Archives: What I Saw

Night Heron On A Trunk

For a juvenile Black-crowned you can’t beat this spot for fishing. Sit up on the trunk braces and wait for something to swim by.

Night Heron On A Trunk
Night Heron On A Trunk
Night Heron On A Trunk
Night Heron On A Trunk

If the water’s not high there may be a place to stand below on the gate itself.

Night Heron On A Trunk
Night Heron On A Trunk

He needs to keep an eye on that pesky ‘camera photo’ critter, but he seems harmless.

Night Heron On A Trunk
Night Heron On A Trunk
Night Heron On A Trunk
Night Heron On A Trunk

I have never leaned over to watch when he drops down the trunk. It’s probably a little tricky with water flowing and maybe an Alligator nearby. I don’t need to make it any more difficult for him.

Night Heron On A Trunk
Night Heron On A Trunk

Tricolored, Just Enough

There was just enough light, just enough wet, just enough green, and of course just enough luck.

Images best viewed large.

Tricolored, Just Enough
Tricolored, Just Enough

They are beautiful birds and the tangled fall grasses gave these shots a great background.

Tricolored, Just Enough
Tricolored, Just Enough
Tricolored, Just Enough
Tricolored, Just Enough

Even the ruby red eyes came through in the final photograph.

Tricolored, Just Enough
Tricolored, Just Enough

At the time I was thinking to skip the photographs all together because of the grass. I think it made the images much better…hind sight.

Landscapes, Black & White

A subject I find to be a bit difficult.

Landscapes, Black & White
Landscapes, Black & White
Landscapes, Black & White
Landscapes, Black & White
Landscapes, Black & White
Landscapes, Black & White
Landscapes, Black & White
Landscapes, Black & White

On these shots there was good textures and the clouds gave it drama. In the right situation I think I prefer this over color.

 

Marsh Scene, Complete With Gators

Depending on where we leave the car I try to look all around before walking any distance. With age comes wisdom… and aging body parts.

Marsh Scene, Complete With Gators
Marsh Scene, Complete With Gators

Here I found no birds in trees, or flying. Two ‘heads bobbing around’ was about it.

I went another direction and found Spoonbills instead.

Note; way off in the background there were some Blue-winged Teals. They never come any closer out here so I ignored them.

Doing Spoonbill Things

When in a tree, and awake, Spoonbills can’t sit still.

Doing Spoonbill Things
Doing Spoonbill Things

What they are really good at is playing around and acting funny.

Doing Spoonbill Things
Doing Spoonbill Things
Doing Spoonbill Things
Doing Spoonbill Things

In this case a single bird began staring under the tree. He didn’t stop fidgeting around until all of them were fixated on it.

Doing Spoonbill Things
Doing Spoonbill Things

Now, there can be anything under this old tree. However, whatever it is will not be climbing up to bother them.