Cattle Egret, Bulbucus ibis

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Rains

Water, water, everywhere! This part of Florida has had a little over a foot of rain this month. I've sort of hibernated through it, can't drag the cameras around in a downpour.
The roadside ditches are brimming, millions of little frogs, snakes and crawfish are on the move, and the wading birds know it. Some stretches of our country roads are lined with hunting egrets, herons, storks and ibis.
I thought I had a good series of shots, then discovered that while messing around with the camera I'd set the ISO to 3200. The only shots worth keeping were a few I took on the cameras auto setting. I'll go ditch cruising again this weekend, the birds should still be there.

6 comments:

Barbara said...

Hello, Looking forward to viewing more pictures. We have also had over a foot of rain here in Madison County, Florida. The river is back on the rise.
Take Care,
Barbara

tsiya said...

Madison County is fine and pretty country, haven't been there in way too long. Things will really get green now, I'm ready to take pictures for sure.

Scooterlizard said...

Hi Tsiya,

Just passing through, the rains have come and gone for us in the panhandle. We are having a small dry spell, the seabreeze storms have not come this summer. Hope all is well with you.

Scooterlizard.

tsiya said...

I've been running slow, can't handle the heat as good as I used to. The skeeters are so bad you can't breath in the yard, so I haven't done much out there.

Scooterlizard said...

The Skeeters are bad here as well. Heat index is predicted at 117 here. It's going tough for a few days heat wise. My pond is starting to collect more than the usual residences because of the dry,hot weather. Everynight something moves into it. It will be interesting for sure.

Take Care,

Scooterlizard

Glennis said...

Looks like a very young Cattle Egret, at least its very ruffled, we get them here now and again in the fields with the dairy cattle.

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