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.
Ruddy duck floating around on top of the fish exhibit.
I think this is a fulvous whistling duck. He was quacking at an ibis to get out of his spot.
Spoony with an itch.
Close up of a spoonbill living at the aquarium.
They are very used to people so they came close to the edge of the exhibit.
This little kildeer had his own private beach next to the stingrays.
This must have been a lost sooty tern that was sick or injured and found a home here.
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.