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Spoonbill With Nothing To Do

These photographs were taken as Spoonbills began to gather end of day. For the most part as each came in they stood around looking bored.

Spoonbill With Nothing To Do
Spoonbill With Nothing To Do

Up until this time Spoonbills had stayed away from me, usually flying by. Here they flew in and landed on a nearby sand bar.

Spoonbill With Nothing To Do
Spoonbill With Nothing To Do

As often as we photograph these birds you would think I would let up on the shutter a little.

Spoonbill With Nothing To Do
Spoonbill With Nothing To Do

Not so much. Each meeting I have 100 images to deal with.

Red-Shouldered Hawk, South Carolina Swamp

I was sure to include ‘South Carolina’ in the title here. We have been discussing the difference between the coloration based on geographic location.

Here the red is more than obvious.

Red-Shouldered Hawk, South Carolina Swamp
Red-Shouldered Hawk, South Carolina Swamp

The same species in the woodlands and swamps of Florida have a much softer shading. Not just the red but also the browns across the back.

I assume it’s diet, usually is. Yet what could be different. The distance is not that great.

Green Heron Over A Swamp

By leaning over the edge of the water I was able to get an open shot of this Heron. The patterns on these birds, like a Bittern, can make them blend right into their surroundings.

Green Heron Over A Swamp
Green Heron Over A Swamp

The open water as a background saved this shot, the Green Heron stands out just fine.

Green Heron Over A Swamp
Green Heron Over A Swamp

This is a favorite location for the smaller wading birds, also for photographers.