I was in Sanibel Island at JN Darling National wild Refuge and at a friends house in Celebration Florida. I am bad at naming the birds but getting the hang of it. I cant tell the difference of some of the Herons and have some I am not sure about. Hope someone can help.
I have a few more and will have to post again later. The ponds around my friends house in Celebration had so many birds I spent 3 hours taking pictures. Thanks for your help.
Hi Francine, A nice collection! Florida is a great place to see these wading birds. Pretty sure about all but a few: 1. Great blue heron 2. Wood stork 3. Immature little blue heron(?) 4. Tri colored heron 5. Green heron 6. Green heron 7. Immature black crowned night heron 8. Anhinga 9. Tri colored heron
Thanks so much. It was fantastic. They all sat and watched me watch them as I shot tons of pictures. I wanted to get a picture of the spoonbill but they were to far away. I have to say there were so many Osprey I could not believe it. I was hoping to get one of those up North and couldn't get a close one. in FL they were all over.
Francine-Sorry I missed the ID of #5 and #6. Vaughn is right-tricolored herons. For a snowbird like me, seeing the birds in Florida (in March) is a real treat. Glad to hear you're having lots of luck with them and hope to see more of your work.
Marvellously done Francine, see all your birds have been correctly identified. Isn't Sanibel Island a great spot? My wife & I spent a week there in December 2011; most mornings I was out at Ding Darling NWR being eaten alive by the no-see-ums, but I'd go back in a heart beat and see the variety of birds in the area.
My sister lives about 30 min from there and I plan on going back in Feb one more time. She is moving to NC in March. I loved going there and yes the bugs were realy bad. I used bug sprey and it didnt help too much.