I’ve been taking photos of birds on the canal the last few days. There are small black birds with iridescent wings I haven’t quite managed to capture yet, but I will.
In the meantime, take a look at these. We’ll start with the ibis. You can see these birds all over Florida. They wade along the shore, poking that long beak into the watery weeds, searching for food. Though omnivorous, it prefers insects, frogs, small fish, etc.
These are some of the ducks on my canal. Ducks from South America mated with native Florida stock and produced this. They remind me of Muscovy ducks, and that’s what I call them. Not pretty, but hearty and have a varied color pattern.
I thought at first this last bird was a blue heron, but I looked it up and it doesn’t carry the distinctive dark eye band. So what is it? A tri-color heron. Look at that interesting pattern down the front of its neck.
And here’s another photo of the same bird.
He was walking along the shore next to the ducks, who were swimming parallel to him. I’m guessing the ducks’ paddling scared up something to eat and the heron pounced on it. 🙂
I had to take my friend, R, to the car dealer this morning, so I was up very early (for me!). I spotted this out the back windows, grabbed the camera, and took some photos.
And in case you missed it on Facebook, here’s the pic I got of the double rainbow Thursday night.
Have a great weekend!