Tri-colored Birdie

I photographed a few TriColored Herons (Egretta tricolor) along the Anhinga Trail. Along the Anhinga Trail, the Tri’s were pretty tranquil, usually quietly waiting for a fish to swim within easy grasp. Here are a few images I captured in the Everglades: At one time, the Tricolored Heron was know as the Louisiana Heron. Guess […]

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Watch Your Step, Please!

I’ll be sharing a few more bird images from my winter Florida trip, but first I wanted to change the pace and feature some non-bird images today. While photographing along the Anhinga Trail, I was always conscious of watching for American Alligators (Alligator mississippiensis). During the first portion of the Anhinga Trail, it is paved […]

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You Photographers Are Boring Me!

While photographing a Wood Stork that flew in to the Anhinga Trail, a group of photographers (yours truly, one of them) began crowding around and photographing the bird at close range. The stork was very much ok with that, stopping from foraging only to look up at the gathering group. At one point, he gave […]

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The “Jesus Bird”

Another interesting bird found along the Anhinga Trail in Everglades NP, was the Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinicus). It is also called a “swamp hen”, or yellow-legged gallinule. But I’ve also heard it called “the Jesus bird”. Why this name? Because of it’s behavior. If you watch a purple gallinule foraging in swamps and marshes, it […]

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White Ibis, a Close Encounter

While photographing along the Anhinga Trail in the Everglades NP, a single White Ibis (Eudocimus albus) was foraging along the paved area. I stopped and captured a few images, as he continued to forage with no concerns from my presence. Here are a 3 of my favorite images: Note that the above images show this […]

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