Category: Birds

Spring Break 2018: The Little Blue Heron

Egretta caerulea, the Little blue heron; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. Another classic Florida bird, though again not limited or exclusive to the Sunshine State, is the Little blue heron, Egretta caerulea. Ranging throughout most of the Americas of…

Spring Break 2018: The Anhinga

Anhinga anhinga, the Anhinga; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. Though some folks may think of flamingos when they think of Florida, I’m more likely to think of the Anhinga (cleverly named Anhinga anhinga in Linnaean taxonomy). Though certainly not…

Spring Break 2018: The Crested Caracara

Caracara cheriway, the Crested caracara; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. Here are two fairly lame (“drive-by”) shots of one extraordinary bird species: The Crested caracara, Caracara cheriway. A member of the Falcon family, the Crested caracara is a large…

Spring Break 2018: The Little Blue Heron

Egretta caerulea, the Little blue heron; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. Admittedly, I’m not a massive bird fan. I should be given my adoration for the big damn archosaurs of the Mesozoic, but when it comes to today’s dinosaurian…

Spring Break 2018: The Black-crowned Night Heron

Nycticorax nycticorax, the Black-crowned night heron; Monroe county, Florida (16 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. Ranging throughout much of North and Central America, the Black-crowned night heron, Nycticorax nycticorax, is a relatively small heron species. Though quite common, they’re not as easily or…

Spring Break 2018: White Ibises Biding the Plenty of Time

Eudocimus albus, the American white ibis; Monroe county, Florida (14 March 2018). Series: Spring Break 2018. The American white ibis, Eudocimus albus, is a fairly abundant and comically awesome species ranging throughout much of the coastal American southeast. Throughout the Florida peninsula, they’re pretty…

Spring Break 2018: Call it the Anhinga or, if you’re feeling technical, Anhinga anhinga

Anhinga anhinga, the Anhinga; Collier county, Florida (15 March 2018). Spring Break 2018. Common names, such as “Dusky pigmy rattlesnake,” can be fairly easy to learn and pronounce. No problem there, right? Dusky-pigmy-rattlesnake. Easy. On the other hand, however, Latin names, the technical/scientific names…