Sunday, November 11, 2012

'"Click" Ponds 11/10/12

Great Egret

I spend a short time at the "Click" Ponds yesterday. It was really quiet. The Redheads and Ring-necked Ducks were still there. The Palm Warblers were plentiful. All the Egrets were busy preening.

Snowy Egret 

Black-crowned Night Heron

American Alligator


While the focusing isn't so good on this photo, I like how you can see the pollen collecting on the bee's back.

Zebra Longwing

There were hundreds of Zebra Longwings fluttering around.

Zebra Longwing


32 comments:

  1. Beautiful images. Good the mouth of the alligator is pointing the other way. :-)

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  2. Hi Tammy!
    Great shot on the Snowy Egret. A slightly lower position had been fantastic.
    It seems to be full speed on birdlife even after Sandy.
    Have a great Sunday / Kenny

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  3. Amazing. These are the ones I didn't get to see.

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  4. Again a few FANTASTIC pictures Tammy.... you are really a good photographer.

    Wish you a nice sunday.

    Greetings, Joop

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  5. Very, very nice! It seems they all lined up for you to take their portraits, but I know from trying the same that it took lots of time and many shots to get these. Beautiful!

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  6. Delightful photos today. Haven't been by in awhile...terribly busy these days. Am hoping to get some good FL birding in this next spring while I am there for a quick visit. Thanks for sharing your great talent and exciting birds!

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  7. Klasse Bilder, Vorsicht vor dem Alligator.

    Gruß
    Noke

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  8. lovely set of shots. the longwings are really beautiful.

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  9. Wonderful photos! The egrets are beautiful and so is the heron! I always enjoy gator shots!

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  10. Hi Tammy!
    Lovely serie as allways.
    Have a nice week
    /Ingemar

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  11. Muy buenas Tammy. Saludos desde Extremadura.

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  12. Buenas capturas,la del Martinete me gusta mucho.Saludos

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  13. Absolutely beauties, my favourites are the Zebra Longwing and Night Egret.

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  14. I think I need to move to Florida. For the warmth and for the beautiful creatures! Fantastic!
    xo Catherine

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  15. Wow Tammy you do get some astonishingly gorgeous wildlife in your part of the world - thanks for sharing it!!

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  16. Amazing work, I'm always impressed when I come visit you!!
    funny the bees "dirty of pollen" and the red eyes crown ;-)
    have a great inspiring week!!
    Dany

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  17. Wow stellar butterfly shots!!!

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  18. Fantastic pictures Tammy! I keep meaning to ask you, what are "click" ponds? They seem to attract, or collect a lot of wildlife. I am in love with your bee shot, the angle, colours, and the bee itself is so black!

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    1. They are 2 (man made) ponds, near the wetlands that are popular in this area. The ponds were named after a birder, Dan Click, so most just refer to them as the "Click" Ponds. Funny thing is, a lot people in this area have no idea what the Click ponds are either. The ponds hold reclaimed water and attract many birds. Thank you for your comments:)

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    2. Thanks for the explanation, I would never have thought it came from a person's name!

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  19. So nice to see you back with those great pictures!
    The Black-crowned Night Heron is funny sort of shy in his corner!
    The carpenter bee is a beautiful photo, we have the same ones in France!
    And the butterfly is so sharp!
    just brilliant as usual!

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  20. Hola Tammy magnificas fotografias,la primera de la mariposa Zebra de lujo.Un abrazo

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  21. I love these! Shots 3,4 and 5 are my favorites. The angle that you shot the bee from is great.

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  22. Alucinantes todas las fotografías amiga Tammy. Las de la mariposa son geniales.
    Saludos!!

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  23. As always Tammy, you have captured some amazing shots. I love them all.. especially the upside-down Zebra butterfly and the Snowy Egret with feathers in its beak :>

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  24. Amazing pictures that you show us here, enjoyed all but liked best Egret and Zebra Longwing.

    Ottar

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  25. Very nice images! So nice to find your blog. We'll likely visit Viera next week (that means the birds will be somewhere else at that time! LOL!). Wally

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  26. All great photos Tammy. I really like the Black-crowned Night Heron.

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  27. Your shots are diverse and stunning. It's so weird to have to worry about alligators. But I suppose it isn't any different that stepping on a rattlesnake here:)Wonderful finds.....love your butterfly shot. We don't get that variety here.

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  28. Hey Tammy, lovely post, particularly like the B C N Heron peeking over the fence and yes I also like the not so out of focus Bee collecting the pollen, I have a similar image that I may resurect soon... Best Wishes Dave

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  29. Lovely shots, like the Night Heron playing hide and seek.

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