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~Birding from a boat~

 

We took a boat ride in brother-in-laws boat, down the Intracoastal Canal in Hobe Sound, Florida and I was able to capture a few bird shots along the way. It is difficult taking photos with the waves lapping against the boat, but the challenge is fun. I hope you enjoy them.

It is great to see so many Osprey nesting here in southern Florida. Too bad we are heading north when the chicks begin to hatch!

Drying its wings
Drying its wings
Shaking off the water after a dive for food
Shaking off the water after a dive for food
Drying its wings
Beautiful Osprey. Its mate was sitting in a nest nearby.

At first glance thought this was an Egret, but after a closer look determined it was a Great Blue! Note the yellow legs and colors around the eyes and bill.

Great Blue Heron, White phase
Great Blue Heron, White phase
Great Blue Heron, White phase
Great Blue Heron, White phase

These guys don’t sit still long.

Belted Kingfisher
Belted Kingfisher fishing.

Pelicans are seen everywhere along the Intracoastal Canal; they love to snooze on pilings.

Brown Pelican
Brown Pelican
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“I’am watching you”

It was nice to see these Yellow-crowned Herons perched in the Mangroves.

Yellow-crowned Heron
Yellow-crowned Heron

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Until next time….

Great Blue Heron, White phase
Great Blue Heron, White phase

Keep a sharp eye out for potential danger

 

Sharing with Michelle at Rambling Woods for Nature Notes

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