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Reddish Egret

Don’t be surprised if you have never seen or heard of this bird before. They have a very small population and live primarily along the Florida and Texas gulf coast. A few have come up to Georgia and South Carolina. There are approximately 1,500 in the US.

Reddish Egret - click to enlarge
Reddish Egret – click to enlarge

This was taken on the east coast of Florida, out of their range.

A beautiful bird I rarely see and difficult to photograph.

Spoonbills Finding A Feast

This group was plowing through the water, moving past, and wanting to get some distance between us. One of them discovered something and I was suddenly not all that important.

Spoonbills Finding A Feast - click to enlarge
Spoonbills Finding A Feast – click to enlarge

They did keep watch, but sifting through the shallows was not going to be stopped for some human standing on the dry land.

Spoonbills Finding A Feast - click to enlarge
Spoonbills Finding A Feast – click to enlarge

Bald Eagle Watching A Marsh, And Me

We spotted this Eagle flying over a marsh when heading back in. I took a few shots as he went by, not all that good. I was still just using a lighter weight lens (an old sore back) with a maximum range of 400 mm.

I knew where he was heading but never thought he would be there when I finally caught up.

Bald Eagle Watching A Marsh - click to enlarge
Bald Eagle Watching A Marsh – click to enlarge

Above he was checking to see what we were doing as we found him. I’m sure he saw us coming a long way off.

Bald Eagle Watching A Marsh - click to enlarge
Bald Eagle Watching A Marsh – click to enlarge

This is a favorite perch of Eagles and I have photographed several here in the past. Many times it’s a pair that nest near by.

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Spoonbills And Egrets Flocking

These photographs were taken as different groups of birds decided to move to a new corner of a marsh. Which was good for me since it was near where we were headed.

Spoonbills And Egrets Flocking - click to enlarge
Spoonbills And Egrets Flocking – click to enlarge

There was a lot of movement so image composition was not a consideration, or even a fleeting thought. I had a flock of large birds landing in front of me.

Spoonbills And Egrets Flocking - click to enlarge
Spoonbills And Egrets Flocking – click to enlarge

Of course they didn’t stay long, but I was still in sight of the next stop.

Spoonbills And Egrets Flocking - click to enlarge
Spoonbills And Egrets Flocking – click to enlarge

Above is a favorite here so if the water is low they will ultimately land here. It makes a nice wide shot of bird flocks and I have photographed this before.