Hitting the Boardwalk
The Birds that is! Hello! Spring Migration of Florida Birds!
I am more bird curious than a birdwatcher.
Many birds pass through Florida during the seasonal migrations. April is the month when birds reverse their route. The Keys and South Florida are the first safe place to land after all that flapping their way from either Cuba or the Yucatan. Some are putting on their best breeding plumage to shake a tail feather to attract a mate to create offspring.
White pelicans are not completely white. Their wings are white and black. At times groups of pelicans will work together to herd fish into the shallows for easy feeding.
Watching these birds soar and then land was such a graceful experience to see. Then watching them work together to feed was another great experience to see.
A ballet of birds!
A Great Blue Heron in the Mix
I love Great Blue Herons and how majestic they look. Sometimes I do a double-check to make sure it is a real Great Blue Heron instead of a statute. They stand so motionless.
They are all stealth when it comes to feeding. Then they strike – got it!
Beautiful sight to see in action or in flight!
One Brown Pelican with a Flock of White Pelicans
Now the Brown Pelican feeds by plunge-diving from high up to use the force of the impact to stun small fish before scooping them up.
I love watching them glide over the water.
Coming in for a Landing . . . You can see the white and black wings.
In Action . . .
Saying Hello! to the Feathered Friends.
Hiding in the Mangroves.
A Masked Bandit
Another raccoon out in broad daylight.
(Photos by RSheridan)