Wading Birds on Sandbar

Everybody Line Up

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.

Wading Birds on Sandbar
Wading Birds in a Line: Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Little Blue Heron, White Ibis, Roseate Spoonbill, Reddish Egret,

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.

Wading Birds on Sandbar
Wading Birds on Sandbar

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

4 thoughts on “Everybody Line Up”

  1. Wow! That is way cool! So many extraordinarily beautiful birds gathered thusly.
    It must have been breathtaking in person.

    Best regards,

    Paz

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