The last day we took the wildlife drive at Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge earlier this month wading birds were standing in a line across one of the ponds when we arrived.
Lots of opportunities for wildlife photography are about timing. Over the next ten minutes, as if there had been a secret signal, the entire line flew off in small groups. Some, like the Roseate Spoonbill below, tried moving down the line, but the tide was coming in making this a less appealing hang out.
Click on either image for a closer view, it was quite a distance so there isn’t much detail.
Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Florida
January 6, 2020