Past week at Viera (many pics)

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Slingher, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. Slingher

    Slingher

    978
    Jun 30, 2007
    Titusville FL
    Things are picking up at Viera.

    There was a feeding frenzy going on in one of the cells with well over 50 birds and 20 gators within a 75 sq ft section.
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    The egrets, both snowy and great were doing a lot of fishing on the fly.
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    This immature black-crowned night heron was letting the other birds do the fishing and then stealing their catch.
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    Fish weren't the only thing on the menu.
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    Two days later I made it back and found an accommodating tri-colored heron willing to pose for me.
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    The black-bellied whistling ducks were everywhere.

    Here they looked as if they were inspecting the tree for a possible nest site.
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    Black-bellied family
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    Two more days later and the tri-colored was back and again very accommodating.
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  2. Nice set as always. I'll go back and visit when the temp goes down a tad. Not too far now. :smile:
     
  3. Well done Jessie...amazing shots!
     
  4. So, you're buying some extra cages I assume? lol.

    Some very nice images of the BBWD Jessie.
     
  5. Nice series Jessie. Really like the last two tri-colored pics. Nicely done. A bit reluctant to even mention this but on this HD monitor many of these look a bit oversharpened and sharpening halo is present. Glad to see you folks still have plenty of birds over there.
     
  6. ArtO

    ArtO

    Jun 14, 2008
    Florida
    Nice series. The ducks checking out the log is super neat.
     
  7. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Wow, you weren't kidding about the activity levels Jessie. Nice set.
     
  8. Excellent series with great variety.
     
  9. Very nice set Jessie, some really cool captures in this set.
     
  10. Fantastic! Looks there were a lot of hungry birds and best of all they were finding. Great shots.
     
  11. Nice run Jesse. Makes me wanna drive south! :wink:
     
  12. Allan

    Allan

    Apr 21, 2006
    Nashua, NH
    No excuses Tom - you need to try out your new D300.

    Great set Jessie - love t see images from Viera. Keep sending them.

    What time of day do you usually go there? I ask because there seems to be more activity in your shots than when I was there from 7-9 a.m. a few weeks ago.
     
  13. chettrick

    chettrick

    259
    Jun 12, 2008
    florida
    Very nice, not far from where I live. Did not know there was that much action in Viera. Would like to take some lessons on from you.
     
  14. Good stuff Jessie!
    I like the one with ruffled feathers.
    Fred