Tag Archives: Colorful

Came From Nowhere, Alligator

I was explaining to a friend how this area had once been busy.

Raising my hand to point to my right, just as I began to speak about Alligators thriving over there …

Came From Nowhere, Alligator
Came From Nowhere, Alligator

Huge splash, and a gator flying through the water.

It was almost show biz!

He was chasing something I never did see. but what a wonderful grand entrance he made.

Sharpening Her Bill, Heron

I have seen this behavior before. It’s even more common with the Great Egrets.

When in an attack or defensive position the birds will almost make a show out of sharpening their beaks.

Sharpening Her Bill, Heron
Sharpening Her Bill, Heron

It’s probably a form of intimidation.

Sharpening Her Bill, Heron
Sharpening Her Bill, Heron

Egrets have been moving in on this Great Blues nest and she has tiny young. It will take more than a single Egret to drive her away. Both Herons and Egrets will stand their ground.

Sharpening Her Bill, Heron
Sharpening Her Bill, Heron

Above you can see a small ‘tuft’ of feathers below the Heron.

 

Anhinga In Flight

This bird is high on the list of ‘speed demons’. Since we see them in the water most of the time flight shots are not all that common.

Out of the water they can hardly walk, are clumsy, and slow movers.

They make us assume slow is normal for them.

Anhinga In Flight
Anhinga In Flight

Impressive is a good description of them flying.