Saturday, July 24 2021

Tri-Colored Heron - Breeding Plumage

A Tri-colored Heron in its Breeding Plumage is even more colorful.

Monday, July 5 2021

Avocets

These Avocets were a stretch for my lens but when I saw the long, thin, upturned bill I knew they were birds I had never seen before.

Sunday, July 4 2021

Black Skimmer

The lower part of the Black Skimmer's bill is longer than the top, because they use their bill to skim along the top of the water to catch fish.

Wednesday, June 23 2021

Roseate Spoonbill

"Gorgeous at a distance and bizarre up close is the Roseate Spoonbill." ~ Audubon

Once threatened by plume hunters seeking their feathers, they are now threatened by the availability of adequate food sources and habitat degradation.The Roseate Spoonbill's uses it's large, spoon-shaped bill, to sweep back and forth in shallow water to capture prey.