Reflections

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I walked up to the north beach marsh at Fort Desoto in late March. Up ahead, I could see at least 9 photographers on the ground taking pictures of something.  As I closer, I realized it was the above spoonbill. The only bird on the beach, besides a few gulls.

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I left everyone and headed to the roped off sanctuary farther south and found a few birds there. The ibis above was gulping down tiny crabs.

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The tricolored heron was downing a few minnows.

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I didn’t see the snowy egrets get anything. They just kept creeping around.

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The little blue heron was catching a lot of fish.

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It was a perfect morning but almost no birds. Several of the photographers had come from up north and were struggling to find birds to take pictures of. To sort-of quote Forest Gump “Fort Desoto is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get.”  To quote a local birder “You won’t know if you don’t go”. Sometimes it’s just nice being out.

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9 thoughts on “Reflections

  1. It’s always nice just being out. Jeez, I just yesterday put up a blog post titled almost exactly the same as this with the same sorts of pictures (but not as good as yours of course); truly I didn’t see your post first, but now I feel like a copy cat. Beautiful reflections are pretty much a part of Florida though. We saw ours at Merritt Island, went away from here for a few days around Easter.

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