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:

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

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  2. 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!

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

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  4. 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.

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

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  6. 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

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

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  8. 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.

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

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

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

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  12. 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..

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

    have a happy weekend!!

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

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  15. 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

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

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

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

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  19. Beautiful shots of birds, such a nice variety.

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  20. 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

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

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  22. Beautiful variety, I love the Anhingas!

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

    LG vom katerchen der total begeistert ist

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

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

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

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  27. Such pretty birds - love the spoonbill!

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

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  29. Great group of avian critters!

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

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

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  32. I really enjoyed your bird post. Great photos!

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

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

    www.1sthappyfamily.com

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  35. 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.

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

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

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

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  39. 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.

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

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  41. 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!!:)

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  42. 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.

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

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

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