To spend a day out shooting pictures and ‘only’ come home with 668 is not particularly a lot. But it’s a lot to go through and it leaves you with pictures that are left over, that didn’t quite fit the story you were telling, or you simply missed them. Or maybe they just wanted to stand alone.
All day long we had a running debate over whether or not the bird we were looking at was a tri-color heron or not. But once we did see one we didn’t have to debate anymore.
Green herons seem more rare of a sighting, or maybe they just hide better, but I was happy to see this one. And this pale colored one was a mystery to me, but Merlin says it’s a black crowned night heron.
Soft shelled turtles aren’t particularly cute, but we were amazed to see this one camouflaged in the algae. And the orange shell of these turtles stood out too.
An osprey flying over with its catch in its talons is always a goal to see. But if he stops to eat in a tree it’s the next best thing.
I missed the excitement when this hawk stole this snake from an ibis. I did get to see him make short work of it.
A butterfly is always a pretty picture, and this green dragonfly was my favorite dragonfly picture of the day, but I somehow failed to export it so I missed it on my dragonfly post. But it’s too pretty not to post.