I seem to have started really working on my bird pictures just in time
for breeding plumage shots.
These nesting photos were taken from the
boardwalk at the Wakodahatchee Wetlands, and as far as I could tell the
birds didn't even notice that the people were there. Open water
separates the areas the birds were nesting in from the bird watching
folks on the boardwalk.
I was delighted that this bird posed so gracefully for me. I
photographed it on my first walk through the Wakodahatchee, and it
inspired me to go back again and again to try to get better bird
pictures. It also taught me to be more careful when I identify a bird.
After I got home, I peered at the pictures, and came to the incorrect
conclusion that it was a Tricolored
. Now, thanks to Tim, I know better. It's a young Great Blue
Heron. Thanks Tim!
I was flattered when Joe Murphy emailed me to ask if he
could use my photos on his tiles. He sent me this one, and one of a
White Peacock Butterfly
as beautiful samples of his work with my photos. I didn't know what to
expect, but I was delighted when I got them.
His site is:
I got a little bit carried away with these birds and ended up with all
of these pages about them: