Roseate Spoonbill

I found this Spoonbill in a sort of stream that runs along one of the wetlands that I go to with my camera.  The water was in a shaded area so the lighting was a bit difficult, but it does show off the start of the Spoonbill’s breeding plumage.   There can be more dramatic changes, especially the coloring around the head.  I always have thought that the eyes are creepy when you see them up close.

P1050149

deadline friday

The photo reflects my mood today.  I’ve been putting off filling out the tax forms so I am out of time and have to do it today.  Blah.  It gives me the opportunity to post a dark and vaguely ominous picture.  Double blah.

P1040311

Tricolored Heron

Some of these birds are entering breeding season and are showing the light blue around beaks.  I hope to get a few photos of that soon.

P1040926

Suburban Hawk

A Red Shouldered Hawk perched on the corner of a commercial building.

There certainly are a lot of these around here.  At one of the places I go with my camera there is always a Red Shouldered Hawk sitting on top of a telephone pole right next to the parking area.

P1040738

Intense Bittern

An American Bittern concentrating on finding something to eat.

IMG_2509