Friday, September 12, 2014

TGIF (F for fall)

It's a beautiful day in Florida this morning, the air is slightly cooler and a little breeze is present - I think I'll go to the Bailey Tract - what a great way to start the day!
Come with me and see who blessed me with their presence.

The regulars are here - Snowy and Little Blue

The Ovenbird - doing some very unusual things.....such as perching on higher grounds and out in the open.

The Black and White Warbler (female) on the other hand was being more predictable by creeping along the trunk and the branches while doing some upside down acrobatics in search of breakfast.

The Green Heron came out of its hiding spot - sweet!

The Mangrove Head Pond is very quiet - devoid of activities....soon the fowls will arrive, the water level will drop and the wading birds will feast.

The only pair of Mottled Duck at the Bailey Tract lately.

The Tricolored Heron in his usual spot - which is where a Sora has been spotted a few days ago, I searched and searched but no luck today.

Take a look at those two - A juvenile Snowy Egret on the left (yellow lore) and a juvenile Little Blue on the right (blueish lore). The Snowy's legs will darken with age and the yellow feet will be more pronounced, the Little Blue's legs will remain blueish/green in color. It's not very often that two juvenile like this can be compared so easily.

A Yellow-crowned Night Heron - waved me on until the next time.


  1. Beautiful pics, France! Love that ovenbird :-) B.

  2. Oven bird very interesting name... I enjoy looking at all your photos...Good job my friend...

  3. Wonderful. I feel the same way about Fall in South Florida~!