Tag Archives: Colorful

He Didn’t See Me, Great Blue

He just came flying in to the swamp bank, never noticed me at all.

He Didn't See Me, Great Blue
He Didn’t See Me, Great Blue

I tried to get a shot before the one above. One of the bird flying to me. He was too close to focus. Even this one I had to step backwards, which is when he realized I was standing next to him.

He Didn't See Me, Great Blue
He Didn’t See Me, Great Blue

He was on a mission so chose to (almost) ignore me.

It’s nest building time and I was standing in a pile of nice soft Spanish Moss…that he wanted.

 

Big Guy Fly By, White Pelican

Taken on a day a marsh had a low water level. Pelicans will gather for a push right through the marsh. It’s like the early bird blue plate special for them.

Big Guy Fly By, White Pelican
Big Guy Fly By, White Pelican
Big Guy Fly By, White Pelican
Big Guy Fly By, White Pelican

This series was taken in the morning when the flocks flew around between the open marshes.

Big Guy Fly By, White Pelican
Big Guy Fly By, White Pelican
Big Guy Fly By, White Pelican
Big Guy Fly By, White Pelican

ACE Basin, South Carolina.

 

Catching A Landing, Spoonbill

I think these are a much cleaner landing series than the last few published. The Spoonbill here decided to not land in the middle of the flock.

Catching A Landing, Spoonbill
Catching A Landing, Spoonbill

This shows off his fancy foot work.

Catching A Landing, Spoonbill
Catching A Landing, Spoonbill

Above one of the others could almost be laughing at him.

Catching A Landing, Spoonbill
Catching A Landing, Spoonbill

It was pretty a pretty smooth touch down though.

Catching A Landing, Spoonbill
Catching A Landing, Spoonbill

Roseate Spoonbill, ACE Basin, South Carolina.

 

Spoonbill Polite Eating Habits

Eating habits are cultural, and of course what you eat. Some places forks are used, others long slim wooden implements.

Here spoons are the choice.

Spoonbill Polite Eating Habits
Spoonbill Polite Eating Habits

Typically it’s grab as much as you can.

Spoonbill Polite Eating Habits
Spoonbill Polite Eating Habits

Spit out whatever you don’t want.

Spoonbill Polite Eating Habits
Spoonbill Polite Eating Habits

Quickly dip for seconds (before someone else does).

Spoonbill Polite Eating Habits
Spoonbill Polite Eating Habits

Another ‘you can’t make this stuff up’ moment.

Best Spot In The Marsh

I’ve mentioned and photographed this exact spot a lot.

The best fishing spot in a 18,000 acre marsh.

This time it was a Great Egret.

Best Spot In The Marsh
Best Spot In The Marsh

Same day, a little earlier…

Best Spot In The Marsh
Best Spot In The Marsh

Black-crowned Night Heron.

Also a pair of Bald Eagles usually hide up in large pines just off to the left here.

Pretty amazing!