Category: Pelecaniformes

Butorides virescens, 23 May 2013

Butorides virescens, the Green heron; Brevard county, Florida (23 May 2013). This is one of our smaller, more active, and shyer species of heron in the Florida peninsula. I often come across the Green heron in tighter, more limb-strewn shoreline areas with plenty of… Continue Reading “Butorides virescens, 23 May 2013”

Egretta tricolor, 18 August 2006

Egretta tricolor, the Tricolored heron; Lake county, Florida (18 August 2006). Who doesn’t love a nice Tricolored heron? This species is very abundant in Florida but probably less noticed and recognized than their bigger, louder Great blue heron and Great egret cousins. This Tricolored… Continue Reading “Egretta tricolor, 18 August 2006”

Egretta rufescens, 25 February 2007

Egretta rufescens, the Reddish egret; Brevard county, Florida (25 February 2007). An old, on-the-edge-of-being-decent shot of a Reddish egret splashing about the shallows of Brevard county, Florida. This species is roughly the same size as the Great egret, but it obviously colored quite differently.… Continue Reading “Egretta rufescens, 25 February 2007”

Platalea ajaja, 25 February 2007

Platalea ajaja, the Roseate spoonbill; Brevard county, Florida (25 February 2007). We may not have hordes of wild flamingos flapping about like many out of state think, but we do something even cooler and more awkward: the Roseate spoonbill. Spoonbills can sport some excellent… Continue Reading “Platalea ajaja, 25 February 2007”

Ardea herodias, 22 March 2007

Adrea herodias, the Great blue heron; Brevard county, Florida (22 March 2007). A common, ubiquitous site throughout the Floridian peninsula (and most of North America, actually), this is a fairly classic view of the Great blue heron. Few species abide the plenty of time… Continue Reading “Ardea herodias, 22 March 2007”

Egretta tricolor, 27 June 2022

Egretta tricolor, the Tricolored heron; Lake county, Florida (27 June 2022). The Tricolored heron is an overly abundant, energetic species throughout the whole of the Floridian peninsula and beyond. We’ll often see them loitering about the shorelines of our creeks, rivers, lakes, and, on… Continue Reading “Egretta tricolor, 27 June 2022”

Eudocimus albus, 07 June 2013

Eudocimus albus, the American white ibis; Lake county, Florida (07 June 2013). What a fantastically awkward and magnificent species. If I had the creative skill needed, I’d do an edit of the kitchen scene in the first Jurassic Park movie with a couple of… Continue Reading “Eudocimus albus, 07 June 2013”

Egretta thula, 11 August 2015

Egretta thula, the Snowy egret; Volusia county, Florida (11 August 2015). Easily one of my favorite avian species in Florida, the Snowy egret is frequently found in, on, around, and above nearly any body of water — fresh or salt, natural or artificial. Seriously,… Continue Reading “Egretta thula, 11 August 2015”