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.
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.
The tricolored heron was downing a few minnows.
I didn’t see the snowy egrets get anything. They just kept creeping around.
The little blue heron was catching a lot of fish.
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.
Wow! What a group! And spoonies!? You’re killing me here!
The reflections are wonderful
What a great collection of reflections but my favourite is the one of the spoonbill.
Good Photos! We have the same birds in Costa Rica but they don’t look as good as those over there.
Fantastic shots! I’m jealous!
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A wonderful post… your images are amazing.
Really gorgeous captures! Love the heron especially but they are all beautiful! What a great day you had!
Super looking Spoonbill.
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.