Tag Archives: Southeast

Mom Is Still Around, Alligator

I’m guessing her nesting site is very nearby. I would have thought it was deeper in the grasses, but we now stop by every time we are here and she is there.

Mom Is Still Around, Alligator
Mom Is Still Around, Alligator

There are less young now, that is to be expected. Perhaps some of the larger ones have moved on.

Mom Is Still Around, Alligator
Mom Is Still Around, Alligator
Mom Is Still Around, Alligator
Mom Is Still Around, Alligator

Paddle By, Pelicans

Earlier I went through photographs uploaded to the web site recently. I tend to add images as I develop them to prevent the old ‘black hole’. 

Well, that didn’t work. These were taken, and promptly lost on the web site.

Paddle By
Paddle By

These were the first White Pelican we found as the migrating birds  began to arrive. They had the whole marsh to themselves.

Paddle By
Paddle By

 

Out Of Nowhere

When it’s still dark you have no warning these flocks are about to erupt.

(Best viewed large)

Out Of Nowhere
Out Of Nowhere

You can’t even see them on the ground.

Out Of Nowhere
Out Of Nowhere

It’s a loud flurry of wings, then they are off.

Out Of Nowhere
Out Of Nowhere

I’ll call them ‘shore birds’ since a) it was dark, and b) there were multiple species in the large flocks.

Out Of Nowhere
Out Of Nowhere

 

Sharing Space, Roseate Spoonbill

I was forced to shoot into the sun to get these. Most times there is no way to really change the angle, unless you want to wade through water and reeds. I don’t.

Sharing Space, Roseate Spoonbill
Sharing Space, Roseate Spoonbill

Spoonbill will always pile up in the same spot no matter what else is available.

Sharing Space, Roseate Spoonbill
Sharing Space, Roseate Spoonbill

Half the time more keep landing until others are just pushed off the branches.

Sharing Space, Roseate Spoonbill
Sharing Space, Roseate Spoonbill

That didn’t happen when I shot these. It did a while later when I looked back from the trail.

Too Crowded, Pelican

When you get a pile like this it’s pretty hard to get a shot of anything except lots of bodies. Once I get past the fun of seeing the crowd I have to focus and wait.

Too Crowded, Pelican
Too Crowded, Pelican

I picked out this Pelican because he pushed his way through to escape.

Too Crowded, Pelican
Too Crowded, Pelican

Too Crowded, Pelican
Too Crowded, Pelican

In a short time a few more followed and feeding started again.