A white eyed vireo.
A juvenile night heron, born in early spring. He looks grumpy.
Probably cause he’s trying to sleep and it’s sunny outside and the parrots are noisy.
His parent looks even grumpier.
A female anhinga looking over her shoulder.
A juvenile little blue heron. He’ll be all blue after his first year.
An osprey in a tree right on the trail.
A great egret giving me a typical Florida pose.
I found another juvenile night heron along the river bank. This one looks a little bit older than the one picture above. His feathers are starting to turn gray.
Largo Nature Preserve is a small park. It’s square-shaped park. One side has a golf course, one side has a neighborhood, one has a model airplane field and the other is the parking lot coming off a busy road. It’s rare to see something unusual there but the bigger birds that hang out there let you get pretty close. Especially along the boardwalk. Most of them won’t move if you walk by them while they are standing on the railing. Night herons nest here so the babies grow up sleeping in the trees that are only a few feet away from the boardwalk.
Love the close ups of the herons.
Great photos and it sounds like a wonderful place to watch the birds. I especially like the anhinga.
Your bird photos are always astounding – it’s almost as though the birds are within inches of you. What lens do you use?
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Sounds like the kind of place where even I might get a decent bird picture… If only I were there at the right time.
Wonderful closeups and birds.
Lovely close up images
Fantastic set of photos – you got some great close-ups and detail in these shots!
Super close ups. I especially like the Night Heron.