tidal lagoon

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When the S___ Hits the Fan, Go To a Happy Place

2018-03-07T06:44:11+00:00March 7th, 2018|Categories: Birds, Florida, Fort De Soto County Park, Great Egrets, Pinellas County|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The sun hadn't yet come up when I spotted this Great Egret in the tidal lagoon with the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in the background and it looked like the water was on fire.

Black-bellied Plover Bathing In A Tidal Lagoon On The Gulf Coast

2018-02-15T05:48:25+00:00February 15th, 2018|Categories: Birds, Black-bellied Plovers, Florida, Fort De Soto County Park, Pinellas County|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

After taking the quick bath in the tidal lagoon the Black-bellied Plover flew off towards the shoreline of the lagoon to shake and fluff its feathers until they were dry.

Great Egret – Snowy Egret Size and Appearance Comparison

2018-02-01T06:47:27+00:00February 1st, 2018|Categories: Birds, Florida, Fort De Soto County Park, Great Egrets, Pinellas County, Snowy Egrets|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

There are some other differences between Great and Snowy Egrets in appearance of course but I think the comparisons I have written about are the most helpful for me in the field for identification and may be for other people too.

White Ibis in a Lagoon – Getting Down & Dirty for the Low Angle Photo

2017-04-15T05:16:27+00:00April 15th, 2017|Categories: Birds, Florida, Fort De Soto County Park, Pinellas County, White Ibises|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

I was able to take a nice series of low angle images of this White Ibis in the blue lagoon by staying still as it hunted for food with my lens about an inch or two above the water.