Feathers On Friday: Mr GBH Does A Photobomb

So, the wood stork community and a few of their Anhinga friends were just hanging out together having a casual get together and just as I’d got them nicely posed for their photo shoot………

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…. all of a sudden, a very streamlined Mr GBH decided to flash past like a streak of lightning. What a showoff!

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Happy Friday and a pleasant weekend to you all.

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What lurks beneath?

A clump of beautiful green water lily leaves shimmering in the sunshine looks so innocuous doesn’t it? But wait just a moment; something is lurking quietly there almost imperceptible unless one looks closely.

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Big Al is on the prowl, making not a sound as he glides along. I wonder why his teeth seem too big for his mouth and hang out at the side.

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As he comes into view, I can see the sly look in his eye as he scouts around for his prey.

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He does look rather mean and purposeful today and I’m sure he won”t go hungry for long.

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Wishing you all a happy weekend, but do be careful around water lilies. You never can be sure about what lurks beneath.

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday Stills: Birds a plenty in Florida

Ed’s Sunday Stills Challenge this week was to to take a photo of a group of four or more birds. We have birds a plenty here in Florida.

Roosting for the night

Roosting for the night

Black-bellied whistling ducks

Black-bellied whistling ducks

A flotilla of Cormorants

A flotilla of Cormorants sailing by

Greedy Ibis attacking my lawn

Greedy Ibis attacking my lawn

Bird blossom trees

Bird blossom trees

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Thursday’s Special: Twilight Reflections

Paula’s challenge this week is ‘Reflection’. Just as the sun was setting over the Wakodahatchee Wetlands, this Tricoloured Heron was looking for a suppertime snack, or maybe he was just reflecting upon his day in the marsh.

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To join in Paula’s challenge, click her badge.

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All’s well that ends well in the Heron family saga.

Do you remember this pair of Great Blue Herons? I seriously wondered if their relationship was going to last, because it looked like Ms. GBH was trying to pick a fight with her mate.

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The next time I saw them, they didn’t even seem to be speaking to one another!

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Then a few days ago, I was so relieved to see that all was hunky-dory again, and there they were, playing ‘happy families’. Mommy was feeding the babies whilst daddy was doing a bit of home restoration.

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I do love a happy ending, don’t you? Have a great weekend, and think of me playing my heart out on Sunday night.