Wading Birds

  • reddish egret

    reddish egret
    after foraging, a fly away from the marshlands

  • white-faced ibis

    white-faced ibis
    counterpart to glossy ibis, taken in south texas

  • common redshank

    common redshank
    a very common and alert bird throughout iceland, often calling non stop to voice an alarm.

  • sandhill crane

    sandhill crane

  • roseate spoonbill

    roseate spoonbill
    spoonbill flying over sunflowers returning to his nest in Texas

  • wood storks

    wood storks
    adult and juvenile wood storks atop nesting area at a small rookery on the west coast, florida

  • majestic sandhill crane

    majestic sandhill crane

  • great blue herons

    great blue herons
    mates display courting behavior by returning with nesting materials

  • great blue heron

    great blue heron
    taken at sunset, this great blue heron was returning to its nest.

  • reddish egret tossing up a fish

    reddish egret tossing up a fish
    white morph reddish egret feeding in texas

  • great blue heron

    great blue heron
    sailing over the top of sunflowers returning to its nest in Texas

  • great white egret

    great white egret
    small wading bird rookery in texas

  • roseate spoonbill

    roseate spoonbill
    returning to island rookery in Texas

  • reddish egret hunting

    reddish egret hunting

  • black-necked stilts

    black-necked stilts

  • great blue herons

    great blue herons

  • wood stork banking

    wood stork banking

  • little blue heron

    little blue heron

  • reddish egret

    reddish egret
    juvenile reddish egret landing in nest area. colors are more pale and there is less neck feathers

  • sandhill crane and colt feeding

    sandhill crane and colt feeding

  • roseate spoonbill

    roseate spoonbill

  • black-crowned night-heron

    black-crowned night-heron
    flying in to the nest at Venice rookery

  • tri-colored heron

    tri-colored heron
    while preening, an under wing stare

  • reddish egret

    reddish egret
    white morph reddish egret in breeding colors, flying around a rookery in Texas

  • reddish egret

    reddish egret
    returning to a nest amongst the cactus, on a small island rookery in Texas

  • great blue heron mates

    great blue heron mates

  • least bittern

    least bittern
    staking along the reeds looking for fish in the water below

  • great white egret

    great white egret
    returning to the rookery with nesting materials

  • reddish egret

    reddish egret
    flying atop the cactus at the rookery in texas

  • black necked stilt

    black necked stilt

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    big stick hope she's impressed

  • reddish egret

    reddish egret

  • great white egret

    great white egret
    amorous great whites

  • roseate spoonbill

    roseate spoonbill

  • black-crowned night heron

    black-crowned night heron

  • juvenile white ibis

    juvenile white ibis

  • reddish egret

    reddish egret

  • woodstork landing

    woodstork landing

  • snowy egret

    snowy egret

  • roseate spoonbill

    roseate spoonbill

  • woodstork

    woodstork

  • reddish egret

    reddish egret
    a mangrove leaf looks like a set of lips

  • great blue herons

    great blue herons
    parent and chick adoring each other

  • little blue heron

    little blue heron
    plunges into the water to strike at prey

  • little blue heron

    little blue heron

  • great -blue heron flyover

    great -blue heron flyover
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  • roseate spoonbill over the wildflowers

    roseate spoonbill over the wildflowers
    a beautiful small rookery in Texas, for many wading birds.

  • snowy egret

    snowy egret
    a beautiful courtship display

  • reddish egret nest construction

    reddish egret nest construction

  • least bittern

    least bittern
    stalking fish along the water's edge on Padre Island, Texas

  • cattle egret

    cattle egret

  • tri-colored heron

    tri-colored heron

  • roseate spoonbill

    roseate spoonbill
    juvenile spoonbill returning to its nest, notice the brown wingtips and pale green skullcap

  • great white egret

    great white egret

  • great white egret

    great white egret
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  • reddish egret

    reddish egret
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  • roseate spoonbill

    roseate spoonbill

  • silver and gold sandhill crane

    silver and gold sandhill crane

  • roseate spoonbill

    roseate spoonbill
    returning to the rookery at high island, texas

  • kick boxing cranes

    kick boxing cranes

  • reddish egret

    reddish egret

  • into the wild blue yonder

    into the wild blue yonder

  • reddish-egret

    reddish-egret
    sailing over the sunflower tops, returning to his nest in Texas

  • great blue herons nesting site

    great blue herons nesting site

  • reddish egret

    reddish egret
    returning with nesting materials

  • reddish egret

    reddish egret
    beautiful breeding colors, notice the blue lore between the eye and upper beak.

  • white morph reddish egret

    white morph reddish egret
    beautiful breeding colors

  • reddish egret juvenile

    reddish egret juvenile
    early morning fluff and shake