Sunday, January 8, 2012

Viera Wetlands 01/07/12

The herons, egrets, and ducks as well as many other water birds were out in full force yesterday morning at the wetlands. Numerous songbirds could be heard throughout the area as well, with the Red-winged Blackbird's song being the most popular.

Male Red-winged Blackbird
Viera Wetlands


Male Red-winged Blackbird
Viera Wetlands

Female Red-winged Blakbird
Viera Wetlands

Limpkin
Viera Wetlands

This Limpkin was foraging at the wetlands for apple snails.

American Coot
Viera Wetlands

Coots are found by the hundreds at this time of the year. They typically stick close together, swimming and foraging in large flocks.

Ducks seen included Mottled, Northern Shoveler, Hooded Merganser, Ring-necked, and Blue-winged Teal. Nesting Great Blues, Little Blues, and Tricolored Herons as well as Great, Snowy, and Cattle Egret were also observed.

8 comments:

  1. Nice shots, as always. I eagerly anticipate my first Limpkin.

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  2. Just had a quick whizz through your blog, some excellent photos you have.

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  3. Fabulous series, especially the Limpkin, I haven't heard of that bird before. You can get more information through others blog.

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  4. Great pics,,the first one with a good composition too.
    Saludos from Spain

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  5. Hi Tammy!
    Lovely serie my favorit is the limpkin.
    Greetings from Sweden
    /Ingemar

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