Thursday, February 23, 2012

Some Florida Birds...

As it would be, a trip south has given me some new birds. They may be common to the locals but I really enjoyed seeing and photographing them. A Moore Hen, a Palm Warbler (I think not sure), a Little Blue Heron and an Anhinga. Also photographed some old favorites, the Great Blue Heron, a Great White Egret and a Boat-tailed Grackle.

Here a Boat-tail Grackle sits in a large leafless tree...

A Great Blue Heron exits the area...

A Great Blue Heron giving me his best side...

A Great White Egret searching for its lunch...
A Common Moore Hen showing its big feet...

A Little Blue Heron...

A Little Blue Heron...

I believe this might be a Palm Warbler...

Same warbler different perch...

Here an Anhinga is perched on a tree limb...

Anhinga...
 

7 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

really nice shots of the heron and anhinga! can't help with the warbler i.d. - i think i've only seen the yellow-rumped here. the moorhen is cool! i was going to guess purple gallinule. :)

Julie G. said...

Larry, fantastic series of Florida birds! The "Sunshine State" is one of my favorite places to photograph birds. Love the Anhinga shots with the moss in the background, all are especially beautiful, though. Terrific post, as always!

Bob Bushell said...

Great pictures of the wonder birds, my favourite is the Anhinga, it will fly in the air and water.

grammie g said...

Hi Larry..Wow these are wonderful...you really had some good finds!!
The Anhinga..the first shot is magnificant...it looks like a work of art with the pattern on its back and the moss..very nice!!
Grace

Chip Allen said...

Beautiful series. I especially like the Anhinga!

Joe said...

Nice shots LArry. Always interesting to see bird different from those in our own area.

Larry Ostby said...

Thanks T, you are right, but the locals seem to favor moorhen sooo that was the reason for the label.

Thank you Julie, I felt very fortunate to catch the Anhinga.

Thanks Bob.

Thank you Grace.

Appreciate it Chip, thanks.

Hey Joe, you're right finding and seeing new sights is exciting.