Saturday, April 27, 2013

A Variety Show

I am linking up Camera Critters and I'd-Rather-B-Birdin.

I am sharing more birds from my trip, I have not been anywhere since my trip except to work. And I have been waiting to see some spring birds show up in my yard. This is a short report of my yard sightings this week. I am seeing  a lot of Chipping Sparrows suddenly, I had a male Ruby Throated Hummer zoom by my head. The Juncos seem to have disappeared but I am still seeing a few White-Throated Sparrows, Pine Siskins, Red-Breasted Nuthatch. I also see a few Purple Finches and some House Sparrows And my cute Pine Warbler is back. As soon as I get some decent shots, I will do a yardbird post.


So for my post this week these shots are from our quick stop at the Shark Valley, Everglades Nat'l Park.


 There must have been a big fallout of the Palm Warblers in Florida while we were there. We saw Palm Warblers everywhere. LOL, this one fell out of the sky right on the trail in front of us. You see he is looking up waiting for more of his warbler buddies to fall out of the sky.


One of my favorites the Green Heron



Another one of my favorite herons a Little Blue Heron.


Above is a juvenile Night Heron, I believe it is a Black Crowned Night Heron. The juvenile Yellow Crowned looks similar except for bill color.


Shark Valley had plenty of rookeries. You can see two Night herons tucked inside this tree. One is just about hidden except for the white belly and spots here and there.


Two Anhingas and a fish jumping out the water. The jumping fish seem to be happening a lot while we were there, maybe they were escaping from an alligator.


One of the pretties..A Roseate Spoonbill.


I hope you enjoyed my birds and  post. I hope everyone has a happy weekend. Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments. To see more beautiful photos and cute critters please visit:  Camera Critters and I'd-Rather-B-Birdin. Thanks to the gracious hosts Misty Dawn of Camera Critters and to Anni of I'd Rather-B-birdin.

48 comments:

Crafty Green Poet said...

The roseate spoonbill is so handsome and i love the little palm warbler looking into the air like that!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

It's certainly a photographer's and birder's paradise. I'd love to take a vacation like that sometime. Pretty shot of the spoonbill. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Lynne said...

Such beautiful photos of the many birds, herons that cross your path . . . I enjoy seeing and learning . . .
Thank you . . .

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

love the pink guy - so cool. ( :

Phil said...

You got some really great shots there Eileen. I especially like the Green Heron and the Roseate Spoonbill although finding and shooting those night herons can't have been easy. They are just so camouflaged for their watery environment. Have a bird-filled Weekend.

TexWisGirl said...

an awesome set! palm warblers falling from the sky, fish jumping from the waters. what's next? the plague? :)

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Eileen, I'm waiting for the Rose-breasted Grosbeaks to visit us.. Hope we don't miss them when we are gone next week to the beach.

I did see a hummingbird at the feeder this morning. Have seen ONE maybe 3 times...

Love your bird collection especially that Spoonbill.. Beautiful color.

Hugs,
Betsy

Karen said...

A great series! That Green Heron is amazing! I love the Spoonbill, what an excellent shot of it amidst the reeds.

Montanagirl said...

I LOVE this post. You showed birds I've never seen. That Spoonbill is so pretty! Oh, I guess I have seen a Black-crowned Night Heron before, and did get some decent photos of it.

Montanagirl said...

P.S., I really like your Header!!

George said...

You did see (and capture) a nice variety of birds in Shark Valley.

Little Dotty Bird said...

wow! What an array of beautiful birds! I love the spoonbill!! I didn't know there were pink ones! :)

DIMI said...

Hallo Eileen!!So beautiful birds!!Great shots and captures!I like the Roseate Spoonbill.What a preety bird!Thank you for sharing!Have a great weekend!
Dimi..

Debbie said...

WoW, both heron shots are so beautiful, what exciting sightings!!

have a happy weekend!!

Emilie's daughter said...

I am struggling for words! I cannot believe that you saw them all These birds are so beautiful and precious! CHrista

Genie Robinson said...

Eileen....That spoonbill is soososo pretty. At first I thought I was going to see a flamingo because of the conditioning of pink + flamingo. I was pleasantly surprised. A wonderful series of herons. I learn so much looking at all the birds. genie

prairiebirder said...

I loved this post, Eileen! The Little Blue Heron pic is beautiful.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful birds from your trip. They are birds I never get to see.

Loredana Donovan said...

Oh that last shot ... pretty in pink! :)

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots of birds, such a nice variety.

grammie g said...

Hi Eileen...I saw the Palm Warbler last week here so they must be on there way back, for the summer : )
The Roseate Spoonbill is a real beauty!!
Very nice photos I did enjoy!!
Grace

Brian King said...

Fantastic! I love the three different heron species in one post!

Maria said...

Beautiful variety, I love the Anhingas!

c3720e30-481b-11e0-b6fd-000bcdca4d7a said...

Hallo Eileen
wunderschöne Bilder,ich liebe solch Aufnahmen aus der Natur.

LG vom katerchen der total begeistert ist

Nancy Claeys said...

Lots of unusual activity during your visit Eileen! You must be rather quick with your camera to capture these. :)

Bob Bushell said...

The Herons are favourites to me as well Eileen, and yours is superb. Love them.

diane b said...

I like the blue heron best but the pink spoonbill is lovely too. Great bird shots as usual.

Mama Zen said...

Marvelous shots!

ladyfi said...

Such pretty birds - love the spoonbill!

Gunilla Bäck said...

The herons are beautiful!

Icy BC said...

Oh I love that last shot of the Roseate Spoonbill! Gorgeous, just gorgeous!

bailey-road.com said...

Great group of avian critters!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We loved Shark Valley!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I am loving your Florida vacation posts...and it's a good thing, because they are my regular life (only with better pictures!)

Indrani said...

Herons look so gentle, I have one visiting my apt. from time to time.

Pia said...

I really enjoyed your bird post. Great photos!

Meghana Hassan said...

Am seeing green Heron for the first time, we have only pond herons....

Lina Gustina said...

Wonderful bird shots, Eileen. Love it.
Thanks for dropping by :)

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Giga said...

Piękne ptaki, a szczególnie ładny jest ostatni, przez kolor upierzenia. Pozdrawiam.
Beautiful birds, and especially nice is the last one, the color of the plumage. Yours.

Anni said...

Absolutely divine!! I'm glad you pointed the beak color difference in the night herons. I did not know that!!

Maria Luiza said...

Maravilha de post, Eileen!Fotos espetaculares! Obrigada por me visitar! Linda semana para você! Beijos!

Gary said...

Great series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, I am oohhing and aahing over the Spoonbill! I have not yet seen any Ahingas. I agree about those Palm Warblers! Everywhere! Ha! Have a wonderful coming week.

edenhills said...

Beautiful captures! I just love the herons. How nice to have rookeries so close to your home.

Chris Rohrer said...

I did enjoy your post on these birds:) The Herons are fantastic! I need to find the Little Blue Heron yet...not one that comes this way....often. Spotting a Spoonbill would be a dream!!:)

Linda Gross said...

We were supposed to visit the Everglades a few years ago. Bob got called back to work, though, and we never made it. I am enjoying the bird photographs you are sharing from your trip.

Marie said...

Oh, how wonderful! Such a lovely variety of birds...just adored seeing them all!

Jen Sanford said...

Your Palm Warbler caption cracked me up! Great shot of the spoonbill- so beautiful..

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