Several Glossy Ibis were spotted in various places along the shoreline of the beautiful and very large, Lake Apopka on the North Wildlife Drive, in Apopka, FL, yesterday morning.
The Glossy Ibis like eating aquatic plants, seeds, small insects, and aquatic snails. The Glossy Ibis wade through the shallows and often are seen among the reeds or perched in low trees.
These are very lovely wading birds with dark mahogany brown, dark cinnamon brown and highlights of blue on their feathers. Like the White Ibis, their bill is rubbery and banana shaped, but the bill is a tan color rather than the pink bill that the White Ibis has. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture. Enjoy!
Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the photograph. These were taken on 9-1-18 at North Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive in Apopka, FL. Enjoy!
This juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron was spotted on the North Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive near Apopka, FL on Saturday, September 1, 2018. I also saw an adult Black-crowned Night Heron perched on a very distant tree but my photograph was not good enough to add-in here. The juvenile was fairly close sitting on a sturdy tree limb just across a narrow canal from the roadway. This is the first juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron I have ever seen. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the photo. Enjoy!
Little Blue Heron
Herons, egrets, alligators and more were spotted in Lake Apopka along The North Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive. The drive is an absolutely wonderful bird watching spot here in Central Florida! We visited it on Sept. 1, 2018 in the afternoon.
The North Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive is about eleven miles long on a one-way narrow dirt road that is sometimes on the top of a levy. The wildlife is abundant! I can only imagine what variety of birds will be there later on in the Winter months when so many birds migrate here to Florida.
I took over 100 photographs on the slow drive around the marsh. This drive is free of charge and is fairly close to Orlando and The Villages. It is near Apopka, FL. I highly recommend visiting if you are in the area. I will be sharing more photographs from my visit for this week’s blog posts. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture. Enjoy!
Great Blue Heron
White-phase Juvenile Little Blue Heron
View from the road with Little Blue Heron flying past in the distance
Hen Common Moorhen