Tag Archives: Reflection

Coots and a Dragonfly

There were a fair number of dragonflies about when we went to Orlando Wetlands in April, but no closeups as they were over the water or in alligator occupied grasses.

Dragonfly
Dragonfly

A good supply of gnats over the Coots’ heads kept a few dragonflies busy.

Pair of American Coots and Dragonfly
Pair of American Coots and Dragonfly

A wider view of the Coots, with palm tree reflections in the pond.

Pair of American Coots
Pair of American Coots

Orlando Wetlands, Florida
April 12, 2022

Snowy Egret: Extra Points on The Fly By

Sometimes it seems like birds are showing off.

Snowy Egret Flying By
Snowy Egret Flying By

I was certainly impressed with this Snowy Egret’s flight skills.

Snowy Egret Flying By, Dragging His Feet
Snowy Egret Flying By, Dragging His Feet

He skimmed the pond in front of me with his toes in and out of the water.

Snowy Egret Flying By, Dragging His Feet
Snowy Egret Flying By, Dragging His Feet

I thought he was going to land, but he opted to pass on by.

Snowy Egret Flying By, Dragging His Feet
Snowy Egret Flying By, Dragging His Feet

Orlando Wetlands, Florida
April 12, 2022

Little Blue Heron on the Hunt, 2

Almost three months later and in the same place as the photos for my post Little Blue Heron on the Hunt I spotted another, or the same, LBH.

Little Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron

Purple Iris dotted the scene.

Little Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron

The bird had the same patience…

Little Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron

…slowly walking…

Little Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron

… and the result was the same, nothing to be had here.

Little Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron

March 29, 2022

American Avocet, Blue Pond Reflections

After seeing Colorful Pond Reflections, another corner of the pond the water just reflected the blue sky. Not a bad look for this pair of American Avocets.

American Avocet in Pond with Reflections
American Avocet in Pond with Reflections

They paraded back and forth…

American Avocet in Pond with Reflections
American Avocet in Pond with Reflections

…not in any hurry…

American Avocet in Pond with Reflections
American Avocet in Pond with Reflections

…occasionally probing the mud for a snack.

American Avocet in Pond with Reflections
American Avocet in Pond with Reflections

Bear Island Wildlife Management Area, SC
February 23, 2022

American Avocet, Colorful Pond Reflections

Vegetation on the pond bank made a colorful reflection around a flock of American Avocets as they waded back and forth getting breakfast.

American Avocet
American Avocet in Pond with Reflections

Interestingly, a Bald Eagle was perched in a pine tree on the bank.

American Avocet
American Avocet

I was expecting him to swoop down for his own breakfast, but he eventually flew off the other way.

American Avocet
American Avocet

Bear Island Wildlife Management Area, SC
February 23, 2022

Rusty Blackbird

A new bird to me, I spotted a pair of Rusty Blackbirds foraging at the edges of a swamp.

Rusty Blackbird
Rusty Blackbird

After a short pause out in the open this one went back to exploring the mud.

Rusty Blackbird
Rusty Blackbird

They eat insects or seeds, so about anything in this little pool would be a good snack.

Rusty Blackbird
Rusty Blackbird and his reflection

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Charleston, SC
December 23, 2021