Myakka River State Park - Sarasota, FL - Mar 22 - 30, 2015
Roseate Spoonbill with a Glossy Ibis. - These two birds fished the shallows together for quite some time, seeming to like feeding together.
Glossy Ibis by himself - This photo shows his colors.
Snowy Egret - We couldn't believe all the different species we saw on this one little stretch of shoreline.
Black-necked Stilts - There were 8 of these wading and feeding along the shore.
Blue-winged Teal - These may have been from the same group but later and further down the shoreline.
Sandhill Cranes with chick - This was the first chick that we had seen.
Great Blue Heron with Wild Turkeys - The heron was challenging one of the turkeys.
Palm Warbler - This little guy approached us, perhaps for food.
The Audubon Rookery - Venice, FL - Mar 29, 2015
Anhinga - We had never been this close to an Anhinga before. The Rookery provides such protection for these birds that they feel safe enough to come and have a closer look at us.
Great Blue Heron chicks. - These young chicks were still in the nest and were sparring.
Double-crested Cormorant nesting - This bird never left it's nest while we were there. She (or he) made a chattering noise, it's purpose unknown to us.
J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge - Sanibel Island, FL - Mar 29, 2015
Reddish Egret - Sanibel Island always has birds, and lots of them.
American White Pelicans
Green Heron - These birds seem shy, and are not easy to approach for a photo.
Everglades National Park, FL - Mar 25, 2015
Red-shouldered Hawk - We spotted this hawk during our two hour tram loop drive.
Wood Stork - This was nesting time for the storks.
Wood Stork chick - It took us a while to identify this bird. The shape of the beak finally gave it away.
Purple Gallinule - Getting a good photo of one of these from a tram is no easy task.
Green Heron - Seeing one of these with his neck outstretched was a new experience. They normally are seen hunkered down with their neck coiled to appear much shorter.
Anhinga and two chicks - The chicks are hiding behind their mom, or maybe mom is hiding them?. - We saw more chicks on this trip than any other.
Heron - This appears to be a juvenile, but only because of his size. The plumage appears to be quite mature.
Great Egret - Our ride would not have been complete without a photo of one of these.
Great-blue Heron - He almost seemed to be trying to dry out his wings. We had never seen one do this before.
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