Thursday, January 28, 2016

Florida - White

white pelicans
A recent trip to Florida took me to the Lake Worth area which has lots of great birding spots. Since most of us in Vermont aren't seeing too much of the white stuff (snow!) I thought I'd do a post on all the white birds I photographed!

white ibis
My friend Ron took me to Peaceful Waters Sanctuary in Wellington, a real favorite of Ron's and now one of mine too. Peaceful Waters is a 30 acre wetlands park with 1,500 feet of elevated nature boardwalks and one mile of walking trails and thousands of birds!!

wood storks and white ibis
wood storks and great egrets
great egrets
great egret in breeding plumage with roseate spoonbills
wood stork
Another stop was at Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in Boynton Beach. It encompasses 143,954 acres of northern Everglades and cypress swamp, protecting the integrity of the remaining Everglades ecosystem.

immature little blue heron
cattle egrets
cattle egret
We also visited Dreher Park in West Palm Beach where we found lots of birds very accustomed to people.

white ibis
white ibis and muscovey ducks
wood stork
White ibis are pretty common along the roads and highways, we ran across these on a walk in Lake Worth.

white ibis

The only shot I have of a snowy egret was on Snook Islands in Lake Worth.
snowy egret and brown pelican

1 comment:

  1. Such views are treat for eyes which we don't get to watch more often in out region. These are some really good clicks and very well written article, thank you for sharing it with us