The Little Nuthatch — snowy egret

Rookery time.

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And more baby bird action! A trip to the Gatorland bird rookery offered a lot of looks at nesting Great Egrets, Snowy Egrets, Cattle Egrets, Tri-colored Herons, Anhingas, and Wood Storks. Many are nesting right off the boardwalk and are easy to watch interacting.    

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Orlando Wetlands.

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I had been anxious to get out to the Orlando Wetlands since it reopened on February 1st (as it closes during the Winter), and I finally made it out there a couple weeks ago. It is always exciting to see what birds have arrived while it's closed. My first stop was to the cypress in the back to see the Vermilion Flycatcher, an adorable little red bird. It didn't come close, so it was a tiny speck on a distant tree...   The sun was going down as I walked back towards the front. Most the action was in the...

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A few from Merritt Island.

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I am working on so much new art! In the meantime, here are a few bird photos from an overcast day at Merritt Island...  

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Oh, the plumage.

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From Merritt Island last weekend... Snowy Egret   Cattle Egret   White Ibis   Roseate Spoonbill   American White Pelicans   American Avocets   Great White Heron   Great Blue Heron   Sora   Eastern Kingbird

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Wading birds.

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The birds are beautiful out in their breeding plumage. From Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge on Friday... White Morph Great Blue Heron (Great Egret has black legs.) Snowy Egret Great Blue Heron...bad hair day? Juvenile White Ibis Tri-colored Heron

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