Tag Archives: Nature

A little Of Everything, All Together

There were no flocks of anything. A lot of ‘onesies’ all on their own.

A little Of Everything, All Together

They all gravitated to the same tree, at the same time.

A little Of Everything, All Together

There was a Heron, Great Egret, Spoonbill, and finally a Cormorant.

A little Of Everything, All Together

A little poking once in a while, and a feather pluck.

A little Of Everything, All Together

Overall they behaved better than a group of people.

A little Of Everything, All Together

First Catch Of The Day, Great Blue Heron

When I shot these it was still early and dark. I was near the Heron just watching. I must have looked away, suddenly he had a fish.

First Catch Of The Day, Great Blue Heron
First Catch Of The Day, Great Blue Heron – click to enlarge

Since he now was doing more than staring back I went for the shots.

For some reason he held it for a while before starting his meal.

Click, or double tap, any image to view the gallery.

At the end he looked pretty pleased with himself.

First Catch Of The Day, Great Blue Heron

He Became Curious. Alligator

Another Alligator shot that started out as something else.

He Became Curious. Alligator - click to enlarge
He Became Curious. Alligator – click to enlarge
He Became Curious. Alligator - click to enlarge
He Became Curious. Alligator – click to enlarge

Standing on the bank here I thought to grab a quick shot as this one slowly went by. They can almost glide through the water when not in a hurry. That’s what this one was doing.

He Became Curious. Alligator - click to enlarge
He Became Curious. Alligator – click to enlarge

Cameras have a ‘silent’ shutter option. I rarely use it. Out here at dawn the camera must sound pretty loud. It caught his attention.

The first shot above was after he made a ‘slight right’ to come check out the sound.

If you enlarge any of these images you will see that this was an impressive animal.

Ibis In The Mud

This what a White Ibis really looks like. A muddy white bird.

Ibis In The Mud - click to enlarge
Ibis In The Mud – click to enlarge

There’s a reason they have this odd shaped bill. Digging in muck.

Ibis In The Mud - click to enlarge
Ibis In The Mud – click to enlarge

I think the only place that has clean White Ibis is Florida, on the side of a highway. Otherwise, there will be mud on them somewhere.

How Big Is Big, Alligator

Here is something interesting;

If you click to enlarge the image below, look into his eye. You will notice a reflection. You can see the bank of the marsh, you can also see me standing there taking this photograph. The image was shot at 150 mm , the short end of my lens.

How Big Is Big, Alligator - click to enlarge
How Big Is Big, Alligator – click to enlarge

There was no good way to estimate how big he was. If you could see how many inches between his nose and eyes, then convert that to feet it might be close.

How Big Is Big, Alligator - click to enlarge
How Big Is Big, Alligator – click to enlarge

The above was taken as he turned away from me. I think it’s an interesting angle.

This was one of those days when the larger Alligators seemed to be more curious than usual.