Wood Stork Foraging


Wood Stork Foraging at Sweetwater Wetlands Park, Gainesville, Florida
Wood Stork Foraging
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The picture of this Wood Stork foraging was taken at the Sweetwater Wetland Park in Gainesville, Florida during the winter months. There were quite of few Wood Storks along with most of the wading birds at this time.
Wood Storks are usually silent, but nestlings make a ruckus at the breeding colonies. Wood Storks make a clattering sound by snapping their bills together during courtship.

To hear the sounds of the breeding Wood Stork colonies click on arrow below.

Snowy Egret Walking

Snowy Egret Walking
Snowy Egret Walking
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The picture of this showy Snowy Egret walking was taken at the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge near Titusville, Florida. Among the most elegant of the herons, the slender Snowy Egret sets off immaculate white plumage with black legs and brilliant yellow feet.

The picture of this showy Snowy Egret walking was taken at the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge near Titusville, Florida. Among the most elegant of the herons, the slender Snowy Egret sets off immaculate white plumage with black legs and brilliant yellow feet.

To hear the sounds of the Snowy Egret, click on the arrow below.

Boat-tailed Grackle Male

Boat-tailed Grackle
Boat-tailed Grackle Male
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The picture of this Boat-tailed Grackle Male was taken at the Viera Wetlands in Viera Florida. Boat-tailed Grackles have a variable song with harsh jeeb-jeeb-jeeb notes and low-pitched guttural rolls. Both males and females sing, though females do so only rarely.

To hear the sounds of the Boat-tailed Grackle click on the arrow below.

Blue-winged Teal in Flight

Blue-winged Teal in Flight
Blue-winged Teal in Flight
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The picture of this Blue-winged Teal in Flight was taken at the Sweetwater Wetlands Park in Gainesville Florida in February.

To hear the sounds of the Blue-winged Teal in Flight click on the arrow below.

Loggerhead Shrike

Loggerhead Shrike on branch photographed at Viera Wetlands.
Loggerhead Shrike on Branch

The picture of this Loggerhead Shrike  was photographed at the Viera Wetlands in Viera Florida. This Loggerhead Shrike was photographed with the Canon 5D Mark IV and the Canon 100-400 II lens.

To hear the song of the Loggerhead Shrike, click on the arrow below.