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Waders on Wednesday

American White Ibises

American White Ibises

Great Egret, Snowy Egret and Tri-colored Heron

Great Egret, Snowy Egret and Tri-colored Heron

Tri-color Heron

Tri-color Heron

 

I took a bunch of photographs of various wading birds at two small lakes adjacent to a local highway.  Both are in park, business and residential areas in a planned community here in Florida.  I spotted a trio of a Tri-colored Heron, a Great Egret and a Snowy Egret all perched in the boughs of a very large Cypress Tree on the banks of one of the lakes.

The gaggle of Ibises was attracted by a family out strolling around the park and feeding the birds.  Free food is hard for birds of any kind to resist.  I also saw a few Chinese Geese which look like they escaped from some local farm (or were let go at the lake).  All of these birds were spotted on July 19, 2015.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger picture.  Enjoy!

Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret

Anhinga

Anhinga

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

 

American White Ibises

American White Ibises

Great Egret

Great Egret

Chinese White Domestic Geese

Chinese White Domestic Geese

Comments on: "Waders on Wednesday" (4)

  1. what a great set of water waders! i’d love to see a tri-color some day. 🙂

    • Hi Theresa, I hope you will get to see one or more Tri-colored Herons. A bonus – I saw a trio of Wood Storks earlier tonight on the shore of a little park lake. I did not have my camera with me. Too bad. Maybe another time. Have a pleasant day tomorrow!

  2. I love the Ibis scene! A great sighting of the Tri-colored Heron and Egrets. The geese are cute escapees. Great post and photos. Enjoy your day!

    • Hi Eileen, Yes, those Ibises really can come in droves when a plastic bag of bread or cereal or duck chow is offered by tourists. I was happy to have a lot of water birds around. There are a lot of small lakes here in the area where I took these photographs. Have a fabulously nice day today and thanks for your great comments!

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