Osprey

With the cold Florida weather, flowers and bugs are pretty much non-existent, so the next best awesome species to photograph are birds!

So, I took the day to explore with a friend, Vitoca Caraveo, to create some video clips and take some photography at Honeymoon Island.

 

We didn’t see the eagles or the great horned owl.. but that gives us another reason to head back there in a couple of weeks.

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Osprey with mullet | Alice Mary Herden

About the Osprey | Florida Raptor

This particular location, Honeymoon Island, it was great to see at least three pairs and one pair at the beginning stage of building their nest. By observing this and this small of a location, I am assuming they are not overly territorial. It would actually be quite a video to see them build their nest.

Links:

https://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/profiles/birds/raptors-and-vultures/osprey/

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Osprey/id

 


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https://green-flymedia.smugmug.com/Nature-Wildlife/Birds

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The Great Egret

Simple and Elegant is how I describe the Great Egret

 

I am currently working on creating more video… it will be an outing to outing process as I learn more.

Hopefully, this will help photographers learn about some behaviors and characteristics of the variety of wildlife species I photograph.

Links:

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/great_egret/id

https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/great-egret

http://fl.audubon.org/birds/floridas-imperiled-birds

https://www.nps.gov/ever/learn/nature/greategret.htm

 

 

Little Blue

The Little Blue Heron… super neat transformation this heron goes through. When they are juveniles their feathers are completely white with dusty bluish tips and going into their immature to an adult stage they begin molting; feathers start changing.

 

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Little Blue Heron | Alice Mary Herden

 

Like any wading bird, most spend a considerable amount of time preening.. and those are the best photo ops!


Links:

https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/little-blue-heron

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Little_Blue_Heron/id

https://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/profiles/birds/waterbirds/little-blue-heron/


 

Don’t forget to check out my Little Blue Heron Photo Gallery: https://green-flymedia.smugmug.com/Nature-Wildlife/Birds/Little-Blue-Heron/

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