Florida – March 2006, April 2007 and 2008

Florida is another place that has relatively ‘tame’ birds.

We went to Florida three years running. The emphasis was to photograph the Ospreys, Herons, Egrets and Pelicans, plus all the other birds that can be found on the water/sea shores.

We had no interest in sunbathing on the beaches, though they are very nice for those that enjoy that type of thing.

Places visited on all three trips were Venice Rookery, Fort de Soto, and Oscar Shearer Nature Reserve. On the 1st two trips we visited Sanibel Island and Corkscrew Swamp Nature Reserve. On the 3rd trip, we went to St Augustine Alligator Farm and Gatorland in Orlando instead.

Very enjoyable.

Eastern meadowlark singing on post
Osprey
Juvenile Wood Stork feeding
Willet in flight
Juvenile Yellow-crowned Night Heron with crab
Female Anhinga hovering
Northern Bobwhite
Great Blue Heron
Grear Egret reflection
Male Snail Kite
Tricolored Heron
Great Egret soaring
Florida Scrub Jay
Yellow-crowned Night Heron rotating crab
Double-crested Cormorant
Female Snail Kite taking off
Semipalmated Plover
Roseate Spoonbill in flight