Cattle Egret, Bulbucus ibis

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Blue Skies

Maybe 30% cloud cover, mid 60s, fine day. I rolled out on the motorscooter and headed for the St. John's County Arboretum. found a few robins poking around in the mulch, probably finding a few Mole crickets, all the Yaupon berries are gone. I could see something moving across the pond, it was a Little Blue Heron, so I headed that way. It was doing it's duck and weave dance in a patch of Dollar Weed, and coming up with some Crawdads. Every once in a while a good sized fish would stir up the water, the Heron kept on after Crawdads. Got some shots there. Seven or eight White Ibis showed up at the East end of the pond, not downtown Ibis, they didn't want me too close. After a while one Ibis forgot I was sitting there, and hunted on by.
Heading back to CR208 I saw one of the Kestrels land on a power pole. All I'll say about that picture is that you can tell it's a Kestrel, they are just so tiny and so spooky you've got to shoot and pray.
I rode through the Outlet Mall, four fair size Softshell turtles were sunning on the far bank, that's a long way to shoot at a turtle with a handheld camera. I'll process those shots later, they don't look as bad as I expected.
CABBAGE HAMMOCK OUTDOORS

3 comments:

bullg8rlady said...

Hey now no picking on the downtown ibis!

tsiya said...

I like the downtown Ibis, but they're so tame I reckon they all get foodstamps! The ones I faced today were fierce wild Ibis

Sharon said...

Great pics!

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