Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Thursday, April 12, 2012
On nonbreeding plumage, note barred flanks. Salmon and gray breeding plumage distinctive (which I will probably never see)
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Interesting Facts: Common and most numerous small plover. Most slender and darkest small plover. Note dark brown upperside, dark cheek and orange legs.
Monday, April 9, 2012
Uncommon and rare visitor from Europe, small numbers found with other large gulls.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Thursday, April 5, 2012
After some research, this, I believe, is the offspring of a Reddish and a White Morph, a stray white morph feather, a Leucistic Reddish Egret.
He was dancing and prancing and was extremely friendly. There were some children with fishing nets and "Lou" here went right up to investigate their catch repeatedly.
I used my 70-200mm, 2.8, with a 2X extender, and I am quite pleased with it's focusing abilities.
The water was very shallow as you can see, and the Egret put on a show, and I had a front row seat!
These images were taken on Fort Meyers Beach area.
Best show ever!
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
I am learning my shorebirds, albeit, one by one. This is a Western Sandpiper, and I found him on Fort Meyers beach. At first I thought he was a Black-bellied, then I looked again and noticed that rather long beak. It is also similar to the Semipalmated Sandpiper, but slightly larger, and with a slightly longer and more drooping bill~