White Heron

The White Heron is a migratory bird but we rarely see them in Pennsylvania. However, we have see them all over the place in Florida. This one was captured in the Florida Botantical Garden in Largo Florida.

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White Heron

White Heron

Attack Gulls

The Florida Gulf is haven to thousands of migratory birds. Some stop over on their way further south and some winter in the gulf before heading north. The gulls however are full time residents and they are nasty.

In our short time here we have seen them attack a little girl holding a cookie and swoop in and steal an ice cream cone from a man walking on a pier.

This “patrol” is standing watch on Pier 60 in Clearwater Beach looking for unsuspecting people carrying food items.

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Attack Gulls

Attack Gulls

Little Blue Heron

“Little Blue Heron”sounds like a song title or a rock band name. We were in the Florida Botantical Gardens stalking Osprey and Aligators and this little blue guy started to follow us. I think he works for the NSA or something.

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Little Blue Heron

Little Blue Heron

Florida White Pelican

I was telling my wife that over the years of visiting Florida, I had never seen a White Pelican. My mother who had lived in West Palm Beach had thought they were going extinct. Turns out they are migratory and real snowbirds!

We visited the Ding Darling nature preserve on Captiva Island and saw hundreds of these large birds. They are much larger than brown pelicans or even bald eagles for that matter with a nine foot wing span. I was fortunate to capture one in flight.

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White Pelican

White Pelican