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Snowy Egret Walking

Snowy Egret Walking
Snowy Egret Walking
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The picture of this showy Snowy Egret walking was taken at the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge near Titusville, Florida. Among the most elegant of the herons, the slender Snowy Egret sets off immaculate white plumage with black legs and brilliant yellow feet.

The picture of this showy Snowy Egret walking was taken at the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge near Titusville, Florida. Among the most elegant of the herons, the slender Snowy Egret sets off immaculate white plumage with black legs and brilliant yellow feet.

To hear the sounds of the Snowy Egret, click on the arrow below.

Boat-tailed Grackle Male

Boat-tailed Grackle
Boat-tailed Grackle Male
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The picture of this Boat-tailed Grackle Male was taken at the Viera Wetlands in Viera Florida. Boat-tailed Grackles have a variable song with harsh jeeb-jeeb-jeeb notes and low-pitched guttural rolls. Both males and females sing, though females do so only rarely.

To hear the sounds of the Boat-tailed Grackle click on the arrow below.

Great Egret Preening

Great Egret Preening

Great Egret Preening

Great Egret Preening

The picture of this Great Egret Preening was photographed at the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge near Titusville, Florida. The picture of this Great Egret was photographed with the Canon 5D Mark III Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II with the 2X extender.
To hear the sound of the Great Egret, click on the arrow below.

Glossy Ibis

Glossy Ibis

Glossy Ibis

Glossy Ibis

The Glossy Ibis is a medium-sized, dark wading bird with a long, decurved bill, an appearance responsible for the common name “black curlew.” In good light, the plumage is metallic bronze with a striking green tinge.The picture of this Glossy Ibis was taken at the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge near Titusville, Florida.The picture of this Glossy Ibis was photographed with the Canon 5D Mark III Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II with the 2X extender.
To hear the sounds of the Glossy Ibis, click on the arrow below.

American White Pelican in Flight

American White Pelican in Flight

American White Pelican in Flight

American White Pelican in Flight

American White Pelicans typically breed on islands in shallow wetlands in the interior of the continent. They spend winters mainly on coastal waters, bays, and estuaries, or a little distance inlandThe picture of this American White Pelican in Flight was taken at the Viera Wetlands in Melbourne, Florida The picture of this American White Pelican in Flight was photographed with the Canon 5D Mark III Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II with the 2X extender.
To hear the song of the sound of the American White Pelican, click on the arrow below.

Roseate Spoonbill in Water

Roseate Spoonbill

Roseate Spoonbill

Roseate Spoonbill in Water

The Roseate Spoonbill is one of 6 species of spoonbills worldwide, the only one found in the New World. The picture of this Roseate Spoonbill in Water was taken at the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in Florida. The picture of this Roseate Spoonbill was photographed with the Canon 5D Mark III Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II with the 2X extender.
To hear the sounds of the Roseate Spoonbill in Water, click on the arrow below.

Great Blue Heron Pair Nesting

Great Blue Heron Pair on Nest

Great Blue Heron Pair on Nest

Great Blue Heron Pair Nesting

Male Great Blue Herons collect the nest material and presents it to the female and she weaves the platform. The picture of this Great Blue Heron Pair Nesting was photographed at the Viera Wetlands in Melbourne Florida with the Canon 5D Mark III Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II with the 2X extender.
To hear the honking sounds of the Great Blue Heron, click on the arrow below.

Little Blue Heron with Fish Foraging

Little Blue Heron

Little Blue Heron

Little Blue Heron

Little Blue Heron is a common but inconspicuous resident of marshes and estuaries in the Southeast United States. The picture of this Little Blue Heron was taken The picture of this Little Blue Heron was photographed at the Viera Wetlands near Melbourne, Florida with the Canon 5D Mark III Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II with the 2X extender.
To hear the sounds of the Little Blue Heron, click on the arrow below.

Anhinga

Anhinga

Anhinga

Anhinga

This Anhinga Portrait was taken at the Merritt Island National Park near Titusville, Florida. The picture of this Anhinga was photographed with the Canon 5D Mark III Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II with the 2X extender. Anhinga is known as the Water-Turkey for its swimming habits and broad tail, and also as the Snake-Bird for its habit of swimming with just its long head and neck sticking out of the water.
To hear the sounds of the Anhinga, click on the arrow below.

Green Heron Immature

Green Heron Immature

Green Heron Immature

The picture of this Green Heron Immature was taken at the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in Florida. The picture of this Green Heron Immature was photographed with the Canon 5D Mark III Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II with the 2X extender.
To hear the sounds of the Green Heron, click on the arrow below.