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Friday, February 17, 2012

Florida Birds

Here are a few more photos from our recent trip to Florida:

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Sandhill Cranes were a common sight on the Word of Life Conference Center grounds.

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This heron was begging food from a fisherman on the causeway leading to Fred Howard County Park.

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Notice the focused look in his eye.

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Pelicans are certainly unusual looking birds but surprisingly graceful in flight.

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Another pelican, immediately after he surfaced from a dive. It was a treat to see this bird repeatedly dive into the water, but I wasn't quick enough with the camera to catch the dive itself.

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This gull looked as proud as if he were sporting peacock feathers.

10 comments:

  1. wow! that photo of the heron is spectacular! up close and personal!

    thank you for finding my blog!!!

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  2. You got some great shots. They're beautiful. Those sandhill cranes are famous in Nebraska where I'm from because they migrate there every year.

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  3. Theresa - You're very kind. It was easy to find your blog. I've seen your smiling face in the comment section of several blogs I follow. :)

    Elizabeth - Thanks so much. Sandhill cranes are fairly rare near here, although there is a migration point not far from my home where they gather in huge numbers briefly. This was the first time I'd seen them up close, though. Love that red head. :)

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  4. We enjoyed seeing your fantastic pics of the Birds of Florida...I do believe you could publish a calendar with those shots!

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  5. What wonderful photo's ... I agree with Diane, you have a real talent with your photography :o)

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  6. Diane - I'm glad you enjoyed the pictures, and you're sweet to suggest that they're calendar quality.

    Deborah - Thanks so much. You are always such an encourager.

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  7. Great photos! That red really pops...nice detail.

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  8. Thanks kindly, Deb. That red patch on the head is really brilliant.

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  9. I love the heron. I guess when they're used to having people around, they can be as bold as a public park squirrel. I'd love to see a pelican sometime. They're such interesting birds.

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  10. Hilary - That particular heron showed no nervousness around people at all. I suppose some fishermen clean their fish and throw the parts they don't want to the waiting birds. I wish I'd gotten better shots of the pelicans. They're pretty fascinating.

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