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Happy Valentine’s Day!

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I took these photographs of the ever-lovely Roseate Spoonbills, at the Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island, FL on January 29, 2014.  I hope you enjoy seeing the pictures of these bright pink wading birds in flight.  I did!  Wishing you a fabulous St. Valentine’s Day full of joy!

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Ibises at Ding Darling

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Today’s post features a number of photographs I took of White-eyed Ibises, both juveniles and adults, at the Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island, Florida.  I took these pictures from the roadway and from an observation tower.

Laughing Gulls and a Great Egret joined the Ibises at times and perhaps were interested in  trying to grab the good food from them.  There was a feeding frenzy going on with hundreds of wading and sea birds there in the lagoon.  These birds were feeding on snails, and other small salt marsh aquatic creatures during the out-going tidal change. I took these pictures on Jan. 29, 2013.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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Herons at Ding Darling

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Little Blue Herons

Little Blue Herons

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Tricolored Herons, Little Blue Herons and a Yellow-crowned Night Heron were among the gorgeous large birds that I saw last week at the Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island, Florida.

These herons like this protected shallow Mangrove salt water marsh and lagoon.  These herons eat shrimp, fish, and other smaller (largely aquatic) animals.  I took these pictures on Jan. 29, 2014.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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Tri-colored Heron

Tricolored Heron

Yellow-capped Night Heron

Yellow-crowned Night Heron

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