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A variety of wetlands stuff from mid-December, taken around Green Cay Wetlands and Wakodahatchee Wetlands as usual, with the A6300 and FE100-400mm lens combo.
All shots posted at 1400 pixels on the long side if you click the originals:
Some from a couple of weeks ago. A-68 and 70-400mm G2.
A nice pair. I've seen a couple of the RWBBs at our feeder lately, but haven't snagged a shot.
Another fine set Justin. Nice grab of the pileated, but my favorites are the swamphen climbing, the anhinga with fish and the GBH with fish - huge! Nice capture of the bunny too. I don't see many rabbits.
Very nice - I love the cattails - for some reason when I first moved to Florida we had lots of those in our western wetlands, but I almost never see them anymore - taken over mostly by grasses, saw reeds, fireflag, and smaller trees. The mergansers are always a beauty to see - and nice pose captured on the red-wing too.
Very nice shots - especially the first hawk shot and that closeup of the piebald staring at you. The GBH also looks nice and fairly close - I seem to recall yours aren't quite as tolerant of people walking right up to them like ours are!
Very cool bird and nice colors on him - wish I had such a bird out my window!
Hope it's parent would continue to feed it.
A couple from a tour of Tower Hill
Slim pickings in my usual reserve nowadays, not much rain lately so the ponds are running low on water and everything is tinder dry.
It's usually a hot spot for Azure Kingfishers but lately they have been in hiding, could only find the one today and it didn't want to co-operate
Did however find a few Sacred Kingfishers, including one young bird having itself a cracker of a feed.
Not one to pass up a portrait when presented I couldn't walk past these 2.
Nosebleed slow on the shutter speed for that one, OS and a stable elbows on knees stance saved the day.
And lastly one that's turned into my Nemesis bird, always shows up when the light is absolutely crap and I'm hopelessly unprepared. Spotted over the yard as I was pulling into the driveway and had to jog in to get the camera.
It's been a regular visitor over the house around this time of the year for the last 4 years running now and without fail it's 99% of the time overcast and around 3pm with the sun way overhead.
Really nice series... thanks for sharing them. I really like the big bird with the big fish, has me wondering how he gets it off the end of his beak and into his mouth without dropping it
Great images Ed! Especially like ones of the hawk...
Finally got the skill and strength to get away. (Cellphone photo)
Not often I get a chance for 2 walks in the same week but with the wife doing a morning shift today I grabbed the camera and went for it.