Time for Chicks

Today’s post features a pair of Great Egrets at the Venice Rookery (Florida) this February. While photographing Great Blue Herons that were actively nesting, several pairs of Great Egrets were busy building their nests, bringing in sticks and branches. Looking over to one pair, they were engaged in mating: This was the only “active nest” […]

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Photo-bombed By an Ibis

Today’s post comes from my recent Florida trip, and was captured at the Venice Rookery. While photographing an active Great Blue Heron nest, I was shooting lots and lots of images, hoping to capture “that special moment”. Well, as it was early in the morning, the roosting White Ibises (“Ibi”?) were beginning to leave the […]

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Big Bird in Flight

Today’s photo collection focuses on some of the Great Egrets as they flew around the rookery at the Venice Rookery (Florida) recently. I always view this bird as a magnificent sight to see, particularly in flight:   Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D Mark II body and Canon 7D body Canon 500mm, f/4 IS lens (top […]

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You Watchin’ Me?

Today’s post comes from my recent Florida trip, while photographing an assortment of birds at the Venice Rookery. In this first image, the green heron appears to be locked into a show-down with me as I photographed him: The Green Heron loves to sit close to the water and watch for fish activity: Coming up […]

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Feathery Delight

Today’s post features the Great Egret in breeding plumage. The Great Egret is a wonderful sight, when captured in breeding plumage. A couple of the most notable changes is the green “lores” that develop at the base of the long beak, along with the wonderful, feathers that showcase this bird. In this top image, the […]

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Venice Rookery: Night Shift

I hope all my readers are safe and well from the pandemic that we now face. I’ve been mostly at home, at my new residence at the Lake of the Ozarks. However, I did take some time off to check out some “new” photo spots here, primarily for wildflowers. Nice to get back out in […]

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Thinking in the Future

Been busy looking at a long term photo schedule. After little hesitation, I decided I needed to go back next winter to Florida … catch some rays and also some beautiful birds, like this Great Egret I captured during my last visit to the Venice Rookery: And yes, the Venice Rookery is on my list […]

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2018 FOY Roseatte Spoonbill

Today’s post features some new photos I captured of a Roseatte Spoonbill, my targeted species of my February trip to Florida. The Roseatte Spoonbill is one of my favorite birds to photograph. I just love the beautiful pinks/reds of this magnificent bird. I only wish we had some in Missouri! While photographing at the Venice […]

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Fun Fri: Ready or Not, Here I Am

Today’s Fun Friday post comes from the Venice Rookery (Florida), where I captured this beautiful male (in fantastic breeding plumage) calling out loudly as he approaches the rookery nesting site: Coming up: more Florida travel images and some woodland wildflowers. Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D Mark II body Canon 500mm, f/4 IS lens Bogen 3021 […]

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A Regal Bird

Following up to yesterday’s post on the regal Great Egrets carrying nesting materials back to their nest in the Venice Rookery, today’s post features some of the birds returning to the rookery without nest materials. I love photographing these white beauties, especially in their colorful and frilly breeding plumage: Coming up … more images from […]

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