Monday, 1 April 2013

Shark Valley

Little Green Heron
As it was a nice sunny and warm day again (little joke, this is Florida) we decided to head along US41 which is an East - West route across the Everglades, and from which we took the turn off for Shark Valley, and a host of wild-life.

Anhinga using it preen gland to oil its feathers.



Sometime you can be so preoccupied with what is going on at ground level you can miss a great sighting above you, as I nearly did. Swallow-tailed Kite.





Little Blue Heron.

It spots something edible


And in the blink of an eye it grabs it tosses it in the air, catches it and down the throat it goes.

Snowy Egret, undercarriage down,


Good landing.

And instantly goes into hunting mode.


And almost at the same time this Red-shouldered Hawk came flying down the water way and landed on this pole.










Hope you enjoyed            
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15 comments:

  1. would love to see a little blue heron. love the anhingas, too.

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    1. Thank you, its always a treat to watch them.
      Take car Gordon.

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  2. That little green heron portrait shot is wonderful! Love the colors on them.
    You have quite an impressive series of what you saw - well worth the trip. :)

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  3. Great serie of photos!
    I like to study every photo!

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  4. Great shots of all the birds. The Green Heron is one of my favorite and I love the shot of the Snowy with its bright yellow feet.

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  5. A great series of photos. The Snowy Egret coming in to land is especially good.

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  6. Terrific captures! Beautiful colours on that heron.

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  7. Thanks for your comments everyone, very much appreciated.
    All the very best to you all , Gordon.

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  8. I've been to Alligator Alley (in FLA) but never Shark Valley. It looks like the view is similar!

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    1. Thank you for looking in Sharon, never been to Alligator Alley as such but I believe the Interstate 75 is refered to as Alligator Alley, but I sure know what you mean.
      Thanks again, and all the very best, Gordon.

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  9. A wonderful series! I love all your photos! Looks like once he scratched his itch, the hawk is ready for action!

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    1. Thanks Wally, sorry if there has been a delayed comment post but the powers that be have switch my Sky mail to Sky-Yahoo mail. I don't bother asking,
      Anyway thanks again, I value your comments and anyone that leaves a comment.
      All the best Gordon.

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  10. Very nice set of shots - the red-shouldered hawk is a nice looking bird.

    Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW- Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. Thanks Stewart, and you are welcome.
      All the best Gordon.

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