We saw lots of different birds today, some at Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge and some in our own backyard. I love this time of year on the island! The weather is great and the birds are plentiful!
This osprey flew overhead with his lunch.
I don't get many chances to photograph a Wood Stork. Not that they aren't around, just that I am not lucky enough to be where they are. This one flew in circles overhead at Ding today.
This hawk appeared to be searching for food!
We saw several Blue-Winged Teals today. They have such a distinctive face.
This Reddish Egret is one that has been tagged on his leg and also has a transmitter on his back. The refuge is able to track it.
It's Cormorant bath time!! He should have been clean when he was done. This went on for quite a while!
There have been a couple of male Mallards visiting the lake behind our house. One looks a little worse for wear! They hang with the huge flock of mottled ducks. To be honest, I don't think I can tell the difference between the mottled duck and the female mallard. There can be 25 or more ducks out there every day.
The male Mallard below is a little prettier than the one above!