Flying things at the Florida Aquarium

DSC_0978

This is the closest I’ll get to a hooded merganser. They are so skittish. The ones that float around in the channel behind my house take off if I open the back door. It’s interesting that his beak looks like it has mini teeth on the edge, almost like a crocodile snout.

DSC_0980

Ruddy duck floating around on top of the fish exhibit.

DSC_0991

I think this is a fulvous whistling duck. He was quacking at an ibis to get out of his spot.

DSC_0989

Spoony with an itch.

DSC_0992

Close up of a spoonbill living at the aquarium.

DSC_0993

They are very used to people so they came close to the edge of the exhibit.

DSC_1040

This little kildeer had his own private beach next to the stingrays.

DSC_1041

This must have been a lost sooty tern that was sick or injured and found a home here.

DSC_1104

Oh yeah, there is fish at the aquarium. Lots of fish.

More pictures from my fun pre-Christmas trip to the Florida Aquarium. I think I like the wetlands exhibit the best since they have birds there and you can see them really close. All of the birds were injured and unable to release back in the wild so now they live here.

Camera Critters

This entry was posted in bird photography and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

5 Responses to Flying things at the Florida Aquarium

  1. Those places do such a lot of good. Wonderful pictures. I actually took a picture of a hooded merganser in a canal near Martin Marina in Clewiston. We were there on a boat trip and I took a walk…couldn’t believe it, he was just swimming around in this little nothing bit of water and I got several pictures.

  2. Kelly says:

    Love the closeup of the Hooded Merganser! I’ve never been able to get that close either. Glad you’ve got the aquarium. What a great way to get reference shots. I wish our aquarium had an outdoor area for birds!

  3. Hi Dina, they are the last things I would expect to find at an aquarium, nevertheless, all very interesting, and unusual.
    All the best Gordon.

  4. Margaret says:

    Hi Dina Great that they have birds at your Aquarium so that you can get close to them. Great shots and I love the last shot of the fish.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s