Friday, 12 April 2013

Stilts at Wakodahatchee

Black-necked Stilt, I have only ever seen this species once before, so it was a very pleasant surprise when 2 of them showed very well for the camera.

They are such a delicate looking bird

I could have spent for ever taking pics, but time was running out.


Right next to them was this Black-bellied Whistling Duck , and Glossy Ibis

I love the reflection on this one





As I took pics of the Stilts, my Daughter pointed this out right behind my, Iguana, which is described in ID books as " A large arboreal lizard" well not wrong there then,

And lastly a Double-crested Cormorant
And now sadly, time had run out and we had to leave this wonderful paradise for birds. even if I didn't have the many photos of this place that I have, the name Wakodahatchee ( the name is derived from Seminole Indian language and translates as "created waters" ) will stay in my memory for ever.
 Follow this link to learn more about the place   http://www.pbcgov.com/waterutilities/wakodahatchee/what_is_wakodahatchee.htm 
      There is one more post to come, from our little adventure, then it will be back to struggling to find a bird  that is willing to come within camera distance, back in England. birding in freezing weather, ho joy.
    Thank you for looking in.

2 comments:

  1. Nice stilts - different place - same species!

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

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    1. Thanks for that Stewart, Yes as you will know in England its Black-winged not Black-necked.
      All the best Gordon.

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