Tag Archives: Colorful

First Heron Of The Day

I was thankful this Great Blue made no move to exit. These were grabbed as we escaped from the onslaught of starving mosquitoes. No time for any setup.

First Heron Of The Day
First Heron Of The Day

A few moments later I found why he was focused on something else. I noticed some big raptor sized bird moving through a pine stand on the waters edge.

First Heron Of The Day
First Heron Of The Day

While these are huge animals some of the raptors here are super sized too. A large hungry Eagle have been known to take a chance with them.

 

Roseate Spoonbill Play To The Camera

Spoonbill are one of the most photogenic birds. When they sit and just watch us their colors, and of course the unique bill, still make great photographs. There’s no need for them to be doing anything at all.

Roseate Spoonbill Play To The Camera
Roseate Spoonbill Play To The Camera

(Best viewed large)

Roseate Spoonbill Play To The Camera
Roseate Spoonbill Play To The Camera

No large groups this July, which is prime time for Spoonbill.

Roseate Spoonbill Play To The Camera
Roseate Spoonbill Play To The Camera

These two have been staying around the same general location though. There’s always a chance for a few images of them.

Roseate Spoonbill Play To The Camera
Roseate Spoonbill Play To The Camera
Roseate Spoonbill Play To The Camera
Roseate Spoonbill Play To The Camera

Stork Has Landed

A series taken just as a Wood Stork landed in a marsh. When landing they are too big to just stop instantly, like a big airplane they may need a little runway length.

Stork Has Landed
Stork Has Landed
Stork Has Landed
Stork Has Landed

This bird almost skipped along for a small distance.

Stork Has Landed
Stork Has Landed
Stork Has Landed
Stork Has Landed

I appreciate a big zoom and ‘back button focus’ when I have opportunities like this.

Stork Has Landed
Stork Has Landed

ACE Basin, South Carolina.