Wading Birds in Flight

Nature’s Spectacular, 1

There was so much bird activity in this marsh it was hard to know where to look. It was an experience to be taken in with a wide view, not for images of an individual bird.

Wading Bird Frenzy
Wading Bird Frenzy

The entire flock was feeding in shallow water and slowly working from my left to right. All of the birds would be down and mostly hidden from my view then several hundred would lift off and advance, setting down at the front of the group. They probably were following any remaining fish that were trying to escape.

Wading Birds in Flight
Wading Birds in Flight

This was one of the most remarkable displays I’ve witnessed while out photographing nature.

Wading Bird Frenzy Takes Flight
Wading Bird Frenzy Takes Flight

The wading birds included Wood Storks, Roseate Spoonbills, Great Egrets, Snowy Egrets, Tricolored Herons, White Ibis, and Glossy Ibis. There were a few Grackles in the mix, too.

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