Kayaking the Myakka, Part 3




In this final part of the “Kayaking the Myakka River” series, I’m featuring several species of wading birds that I captured while kayaking the Myakka River. These images show why I love taking the kayak out for some bird photography … you can get close, as well as down to “the birds’ level”. Enjoy these […]

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The “Rainbow Bird”




Today’s post features the Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus). Walking among the water pools at Green Cay Wetlands, I found several of these birds busy foraging among the shallows: The last image shows the wonderful glossy irridescent bronze-green coloration of this bird, giving it it’s name. In the sun, it looks like a “rainbow bird”. Photography […]

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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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White Ibis




While hiking in the Myakka River State Park’s Wilderness Preserve, I found a group of 3 White Ibis (Eudocimus albus) feeding along the shoreline of a small pond: Photo Equipment Used: Canon 7D body Canon EF100mm-400mm f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens, at 400mm Handheld, with IS “On” ISO 400 Aperture f/8 Shutter 1/800 sec.    

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In Search of a Lunker




Last week, I posted some images of a rare visitor to Squaw Creek NWR, a juvenile White-Faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi). Today, I’m sharing some images of this little guy fishing the refuge waters … and quite successfully!               Online-Photography-Classes.com    

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A Rare Winter Visitor




How good at bird identification are you? Can you identify this recent visitor I found at Squaw Creek NWR in northwest Missouri?           If you guessed “Ibis”, you are correct. But is this a juvenile White-Faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi) or a juvenile Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)? There seems to be an […]

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