Monday, November 11, 2013

All in a day's work


I titled this post All in a Day's Work because we saw all these beauties on one hike at Rookery Bay Swamp in Florida.  It was a good day to not be at work.





I call these wood storks Grandpas.  He has been included in WBW before.  But he was part of the sights and sounds on this day.




Gators!


A hawk peeking out of a nest.  Look close.





This vulture is the real pick for Wild Bird Wednesday this week. They creep me out!  

22 comments:

DJan said...

What great pictures! I especially like the juvenile Cooper's Hawk. Even they are cute when they're young. :-)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I love the turtles and the gator!

theartofpuro said...

Thanks for the comment:) Your photos are amazing:)What a great day:)

Linda Hensley said...

I love the turtles too, but that vulture photo is really awesome. Good job!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

You were surrounded by so much beautiful nature that day! Great photos. I especially like the turtles.

Mary said...

Wow! Magnificent animals and birds.. and reptiles. :). What a wonderful day this must have been!

Lynn said...

oh man what cool photos and sights to have seen first hand! I love Storks LOVE them-I have my favourite sites here where they've built their nests on tops of light poles, chimneys, or man made supports, nothing like in Alsace for they migrate back there while here they accommodate the couples who don't choose to make the flight.. your header makes me smile!

TexWisGirl said...

what a great set! really nice bunch of birds and critters! turtles always make me smile. gators, not so much. :)

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Wow- those are very amazing photos!! All of them!
love
tweedles

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

Excellent fauna!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Aw, those vultures are OK as long as you remember to keep moving when they're circling above you ;>)!!!!.

Rookery Bay has great wildlife....nice pictures.

mick said...

A great series of photos and all beautiful - except for maybe the 'gator and the vulture!

Neil said...

That Vulture would freak me out as well.

Andrea said...

I love Florida ... every day there seem to be new birds around, especially now that the migrating birds are coming in. Now, you shouldn't let the Vulture Creep you out ... they really are awesome birds ... not so beautiful up close, but look at that awesome wingspan. And were it not for him, you would be stumbling over carrion on your walks through the swamp. So give the poor boy a break :) All of your pictures were great ... enjoyed this post:)

Andrea @ From The Sol

Dave said...

A bit of everything in this, but have to adore the hawk image, stunning.

Brian King said...

I love the hawk and vulture! Two of my favorite birds!

Stewart M said...

A bad day taking pictures is better than a good day at work!

I agree that the vulture is a wee bit creepy - I think they need to do a bit of PR work!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi. What wonderful finds you found on your walk. Plenty of birds and even a Gator. fantastic shots

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Wonderful photos! I love the hawk, it's a gorgeous bird.

Creations By Mit said...

Awesome nature photos, as always! I'm particularly loving the stork, hawk, vulture, & I have a soft spot for turtles!!!

bailey-road.com said...

Fabulous shots!

Pat Tillett said...

One great scene and photo after another! Really nice Sharon.