Tag Archives: Bird Photography

Pink Fly By, Roseate Spoonbill

This Spoonbill was part of a group that did their best to stay out of photograph reach. However, one particular bird flew laps around the open water at just the right height to catch the fall marsh grasses in the background.

‘I hate when this happens’.

Pink Fly By, Roseate Spoonbill
Pink Fly By, Roseate Spoonbill

ACE Basin, South Carolina.

Ducks Were Flushed

This is what happens where Bald Eagles fly over.

Ducks Were Flushed
Ducks Were Flushed

Most of the birds were Blue-winged Teals, a few might have been Black Ducks.

Ducks Were Flushed
Ducks Were Flushed

The grass erupted with maybe 200 birds. The Eagle was not even all that close either. But I’ve seen this before. They take no chances.

Best viewed large.

Female Kestrel … No A Merlin

She wanted to watch me, and still look out over a field.

She couldn’t do both so left in a hurry.

Female Kestrel
Female Kestrel

Such a beauty !

Note; I need a correction here. This is actually a Merlin, not a Kestrel. The Merlin is a little bit larger and less colorful, but almost identical in other ways. Merlin are not seen around here as much as Kestrels. Another photographer saw the shot and made the new ID. 😃😃

ACE Basin, South Carolina.

Stork Deep In The Moss

I never would have thought this background would work so well. It’s dark  with branches everywhere.

Stork Deep In The Moss
Stork Deep In The Moss

This Wood Stork was facing away but would turn and preen his feathers getting some extra light.

Stork Deep In The Moss
Stork Deep In The Moss
Stork Deep In The Moss
Stork Deep In The Moss

Wood Stork in a Live Oak tree with Spanish Moss.

Tricolored Heron, Checking The Mud Flat

On  any given day this area can have low mud flats or water much too deep for a smaller Heron to navigate.

Tricolored Heron, Checking The Mud Flat
Tricolored Heron, Checking The Mud Flat

This is a perfect place for smaller wading birds to hunt. The changing water levels are always replenishing fish and small crustaceans.

Tricolored Heron, Checking The Mud Flat
Tricolored Heron, Checking The Mud Flat

 

Early Sunlight Heron

Taken in one of the small open water pools off a dike. This was after sunrise with the light sparkling off the wet reeds. The Great Blue fishing off a log.

Early Sunlight Heron
Early Sunlight Heron

Pools and canals are formed where the water flows through the connecting trunks. This location is tidal and high tides can create swift currents of moving water.

Early Sunlight Heron
Early Sunlight Heron