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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

The Heron and Geese Stay Cool

This resident Great Blue Heron and the Canada Geese are smart to stay in the cool shade of this Oak Tree here at the little farm pond.  The birds were on the opposite shoreline from my home.  That area is a cattle pasture owned by the family that also owns and manages the pond.  I just love  watching all the resident and visiting wildlife!  I took these pictures from my yard on July 29, 2012 in the afternoon.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photo.  Enjoy!

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