OWLS & OTHERS FROM THE NORTH SHORE OF MASSACHUSETTS AND ELSEWHERE ACROSS THE USA

I'm an avid birder and nature photographer wishing to share some of my sightings & images taken while out in the "wilds" of Cape Ann and surrounding New England countryside. More images can be found on my web site at New England Birds Plus Enjoy, Phil Brown


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Monday, May 21, 2012

Ding Darling - Feb 2012

To say I'm behind in my posting to this blog would be a rather large understatement. With hopes of rectifying this and hopefully staying on track for the foreseeable future here we go....

A week in Florida this past late February and early March found several interesting "critters" in front of the lens. The 18" Alligators seen below were sunning themselves next to the boardwalk at the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in Naples.



Brown Pelicans are quite common in Florida so getting a shot like this is fairly easy.


Black Vultures are also quite common but getting head shots like these are a bit harder to come by. A large flock of Black Vultures were feeding on a road killed wild pig making the task a bit easier from inside the car.



Burrowing Owls are also fairly easy to find if you know where to look and most any vacant lot in Cape Coral usually has a few residing within.



Not as many Spoonbills at Ding Darling this year, perhaps my earlier vacation dates were the reason.



Egrets and Herons are quite abundant at Ding Darling during the winter months and this Snowy Egret with it's breeding plumes was a joy to see.


Yellow-crowned Night-Herons are also fairly easy to come by at Ding Darling with this adult roosting along the road for a drive by shot.