|Glossy Ibis flight|
|Great Blue Heron|
|Now, that is a professional|
|Blue Winged Teal & Coots|
|Gator in the algae|
|Great Blue Heron|
|Same gator as above. I moved away. It jumped back into the water when a pick up truck drove by|
|Wood Ducks. Female and male from left to right. The male is missing a leg|
|Female Red Winged Bird|
A Least Bittern flew away from reeds near me. Did not have time for a pic. Then a Sora came flying and did hide in the same reeds the Least Bittern flew from. Ahhhhh....bad timing. A Park Volunteer was driving by and told me about the bitterns..."Yes. I saw one and a Sora too. Did not have time for a pic". The volunteer left with the park guests and I decided to wait for a while for a Least Bittern Pic. Maybe the Sora will also show up. I was so lucky...no later than 5 minutes after located the Least Bittern hiding in another reeds and while was taking the pics, the Sora showed up and did not mind me taking several pics...
Realized a Great Blue Heron was agitated and watched it to see what was the deal. It came out with some kind of animal and flew from the water to the middle of the trail. Here is the sequence...
|The Great Blue Heron grabbed the prey|
|Flew to the middle of the trail away from the water|
|Speared it with its beak|
|The prey was still trying to fight|
|Another strike by the Great Blue Heron|
|The prey, whatever it was, was still fighting|
|Fight is over. Well, it was never a fight|
|One last strike from the Great Blue Heron...just to be sure. That is how nature works|
Rest of the pics coming now...
|Juvenile Little Blue Heron|
|American Bittern. Just gave me a chance for a long shot|
And this is it for this one. Will post a few more pics on our Facebook Page so you are invited to check them. Thanks for coming and check us again soon...we will be sharing more Views From Our Kayak.
|Orlando Wetlands Park scene|