I have been itching to get out with the camera lately, and today I finally pushed myself a bit and went out to photograph birds. I did not have my usual stamina, and found that I had to stop and take a rest every hour or so. But it was nice to get outdoors and once again occupy myself with something I really enjoy doing.
I was able to get a few decent photos, including one of a roseate spoonbill chick. Prior to today I did not have any images of chicks of this particular species, and it was difficult to get this one due to twigs and branches obstructing my view to the bird as it hobbled around in the nest. But waiting and watching for quite some time finally paid off and resulted in the image below. You can contrast this image with of the adult spoonbill below it.
|Roseate Spoonbill - chick|
|Roseate Spoonbill - adult|
The next image is a cattle egret in full breeding plumage. It's quite amazing how a fairly boring white bird transforms itself into the colorful version you see below in breeding season.
|Cattle Egret in breeding plumage|
Next is a young tricolor heron. As the bird gets older, the browns will turn to blues as seen in the top image in this article.
|Tricolor Heron - juvenile|
Finally a great white egret both perched and in flight.
|Great White Egret|