Four years ago today at Fort De Soto

Landing Great EgretLanding Great Egret

Just a few images taken 4 years ago today at Fort De Soto’s north beach. It was not a super busy day but I did get quite a few images that I like. I was in the lagoon when this Great Egret flew in, it was a slow approach to the landing and it gave me time to get quite a few images of it.

Reddish Egret with a fish in a lagoonReddish Egret with a fish in a lagoon

This Reddish Egret was very cooperative but I believe that was because it took the egret nearly 5 minutes to get the fish down its throat! Those spines looked… sharp! Kind of made my throat scratchy just watching it.

Nonbreeding Laughing Gull on exposed sea grass bedNonbreeding Laughing Gull on exposed sea grass bed

This Laughing Gull was hanging around the Reddish Egret, maybe it was hoping to steal the fish the egret had such a hard time swallowing. It sure looked lovely in it’s nonbreeding plumage on the dark green sea grasses.

Mia

*I’m probably packing to head out for my last camping trip of the year. Feel free to share this post with your friends & family!

10 Comments

  1. Kerri October 18, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Oh Wow….. Fantastic! Made my throat kinda scratchy too 🙂

  2. Susan October 18, 2012 at 6:18 am

    Wonderful post, love the gull:)

    • Mia McPherson October 24, 2012 at 2:07 pm

      Thanks Susan, I love gulls too.

  3. Prairie Birder October 17, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Wonderful photos, Mia, my favorite photo is the Reddish Egret too!

    • Mia McPherson October 24, 2012 at 2:01 pm

      Reddish Egrets are glorious birds Prairie Birder, I hope you get to see one soon.

  4. Bob Bushell October 17, 2012 at 8:45 am

    The Reddish Egret is my favourite, but, so are the others, fantastic photos Mia.

  5. Rohrerbot October 17, 2012 at 7:19 am

    Looks like a beautiful day of photography. Would love to be in the grasses along the water capturing these birds on camera. Great images!

    • Mia McPherson October 24, 2012 at 2:00 pm

      Thanks Chris, Florida is a great place to photograph birds, clean, wet or muddy!

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