Friday, March 10, 2017

Big White Birds

Just because, here's some photos of the big white wading birds of Florida.

Ed Gaillard: birds &emdash; Snowy Egret, Greek Cay
the more I look at this one, the more I like it (Snowy Egret, Green Cay)

Some of the birds at the wetlands parks are quiet used to people and go about their business within a few feet of the boardwalks.

Ed Gaillard: birds &emdash; Great Egret, Green Cay
up close and personal with a Great Egret at the Green Cay boardwalk

Ed Gaillard: birds &emdash; Great Egret, Wakodahatchee
Great Egret hunting, Wakodahatchee Wetlands Park

Cattle Egrets were happy to get close as well. At Wkosahatchee, a bunch of them flew up onto the boardwalk railing only a few feet away from us.

Ed Gaillard: birds &emdash; Cattle Egret Wakodahatchee FL
no, you back off

Ed Gaillard: birds &emdash; Cattle Egret Wakodahatchee FL
Let me tell you something, buddy...

Ed Gaillard: birds &emdash; Cattle Egret Wakodahatchee FL
more 'tude

I looked at this next one a long time while photographing, and then again at the photo at home. It's a Cattle Egret, too, just in a slightly different state of plumage.

Ed Gaillard: birds &emdash; Cattle Egret, Wakodahatchee FL

Here's an odd one out for the big white birds. This is a Little Blue Heron--they're white in their immature plumage:

Ed Gaillard: birds &emdash; LIttle Blue Heron, Loxahatchee NWR
odd one out

I'll finish this up with a White Ibis in nice light:

Ed Gaillard: birds &emdash; Whte Ibis, Wakodahatchee FL
damn fine lookin' bird

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