Tag Archives: Southeast

Back At The Spot, Great Egret

There must be good hunting here. It was a little cold for Frogs or Craw Daddies, must be fish.

Back At The Spot, Great Egret - click to enlarge
Back At The Spot, Great Egret – click to enlarge

This Egret usually stops here end of day. And yeah… we see them enough to recognize some individuals either by feather patterns or habits.

Back At The Spot, Great Egret - click to enlarge
Back At The Spot, Great Egret – click to enlarge

Small Eastern Phoebe

All along the edge of the swamps Phoebes dart. I think we must be their winter migration destination. One day I look and they are everywhere.

Small Eastern Phoebe - click to enlarge
Small Eastern Phoebe – click to enlarge

Photographing small birds is not what I do, they try my patience.

However, this bird usually has a pattern. They sit in a low tree branch, quickly drop to the swamp surface for an insect, land on a second low branch. Back and forth to the same spots.

When I see the routine, I stop and wait for a few minutes. Some times I’m able to get a shot or two.

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Sharing Space, Snowy And Ibis

I’m pretty sure the snowy was not happy about this White Ibis moving along behind him. You can even tell by his posture and crown feathers pulled back.

Sharing Space, Snowy And Ibis - click to enlarge
Sharing Space, Snowy And Ibis – click to enlarge

By nature a Snowy Egret is not very pleasant.

Maybe that extra long, dangerous looking, bill calmed him down.

Sharing Space, Snowy And Ibis - click to enlarge
Sharing Space, Snowy And Ibis – click to enlarge

Male Great Blue Passing The Stick

Part of the initial mating ritual for the male Great Blue Heron is to bring the ‘perfect’ stick to his new mate.

Part of the female ritual is to throw a few away.

Male Great Blue Passing The Stick - click to enlarge
Male Great Blue Passing The Stick – click to enlarge

It’s going to be a busy 4 months so she needs to set the rules right from the start.

Slow Glide, Wood Stork

This was a great opportunity. The Wood Stork flew in to the swamp and made a lazy glide over the water.

Slow Glide, Wood Stork - click to enlarge
Slow Glide, Wood Stork – click to enlarge

I had been standing on a dike and had time to watch him come in and then slow down. There was even time to pin point focus on the Stork.

Slow Glide, Wood Stork - click to enlarge
Slow Glide, Wood Stork – click to enlarge

With so much time I was able to pull back on the lens, compose for a wider shot, and still have the Stork as the center focus.

Slow Glide, Wood Stork - click to enlarge
Slow Glide, Wood Stork – click to enlarge

When shooting out there time is something you don’t have. This was different, and I like the wider lazy look.