Great Egrets and Wood Storks

Sadly with the lack of rain in Florida, many wading birds are pretty much forced to be in tight groups as they attempt to get whatever food they can as the water levels drop in this pond. This also gives photographers an opportunity to photograph wading birds in their natural habitat.



Great Egret | Alice Mary Herden
Great Egret | Alice Mary Herden
Great Egret | Alice Mary Herden
Great Egret | Alice Mary Herden
Great Egret | Alice Mary Herden
Great Egret | Alice Mary Herden
Great Egret | Alice Mary Herden
Great Egret | Alice Mary Herden


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



Wood Stork | Alice Mary Herden
Wood Stork | Alice Mary Herden

Sharing the water area with the Great Egrets are a few Wood Storks. I love how the sun reveals that shimmering green within their iridescent black wings.

Wood Stork 2
Wood Stork | Alice Mary Herden
Wood Stork | Alice Mary Herden
Wood Stork | Alice Mary Herden

 


Links

http://fl.audubon.org/birds/wood-stork

https://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/profiles/birds/waterbirds/wood-stork/


 

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