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Photo safari…

I lost track of how many times I heard the words ‘one more stop’ on Friday’s epic photo journey.  But even though we set out hours before, and were hours away from home, it would be crazy not to stop as we passed by Six Mile Slough and the Celery Fields, not to mention Venis rookery.  It was up to me to stop, or not to stop, so we stopped at them all, and I was glad every time because everywhere we stopped the birds were happy to pose for us.  Did I mention what a nice day it was?  I hope so, because it was, a very nice day.

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Immature Black-crowned Night Hawk, according to Merlin
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Yellow-crowned Night Hawk
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Cattle Egret, and below we see why they are known as Cattle Egrets

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Merlin was stumped on this one, I say male Grackle
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Eastern Mockingbird

 

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Great Blue Heron, I waited for her to stand up to see the eggs, barely, but I had hoped for chicks.
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I never dreamed a Roseate Spoonbill would just fly in and join the fun!
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Female Grackle, common bird, but she did fly in for a close up
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Limpkin, who are responsible for all the open, empty, shells laying along the shore
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Purple Gallinule, my friend was quite happy to see them

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The Great White Egrets were responsible for much gnashing of, well, bills, and all the appropriate sound effects to go with it!

 

6 thoughts on “Photo safari…”

  1. Interesting. I am glad you put a description of each. Another lesson for me. As always looking forward to more of your interesting photos. Good day to you.
    A

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