If your interested in large shore birds,this should be an interesting post.Yesterday I took a drive a few miles east of the town of Teacapan .The road ends at the estuary which swings south of town then back north.
Just before reaching the the estuary,i spotted this just off the road.
I counted close to 100 large birds in and out of this shot.Below standing together are Wood Storks and Roseate Spoonbills.
White Pelicans and Wood storks.
I was like a kid in a candy store.Note the reflection of the pink of the Spoonbills off the water.
The Stork and Egret are deciding,who gets the next fish.
Just to break the monotony.Here’s a shot of the big estuary a few miles up the road.You can see George Washington in the background centre.
I spent a few minutes at the estuary then headed back to my little bird bonanza.Stork,Spoonbill and Heron all in one shot.Nice posing guys,thanks.
Thank goodness for my new Canon SX10,with the X20 zoom.If I had had my old camera,all the shots would have looked like the first one.
Here’s a Great Blue Heron and a Great Egret together.I needed the stabilization feature of the camera for these shots for sure as my hands were shaking with excitement.
SO! DO YOU WANT TO DANCE?
Just down the road a hundred yards was another area with a slightly different group of birds.
I found these Black-Bellied Whistling-Ducks,native to this latitude.
And an Ibis below.The ducks in the water,I’m not sure of what they are.
if I'm wrong about any of my identifications,please feel free to jump in with a comment.I made the pictures a little larger for this blog post for “clicking on” if you wish.
Finally, I think this Cormorant wants to get a sing song started.All together now.