Of the many places that I visited with my daughter and son-in-law two years ago, the top place I wanted to return to was the Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach, Florida. The diversity of birds, the huge numbers, the exceptional layout of the boardwalk that enables you to get close enough to the birds for great photography, but also allows these birds their ease with which to act as they do in normal situations outside of this sanctuary of sorts. The first week in February is a great time to visit. The week I was there, many of the birds were hustling about gathering twigs for their nest. While many were in the nest preparation stage, others had already began the brooding process, and some of the Wood Stork population to be shared in an upcoming post were still in the choosing a mate stage. In this post entry, I have shared my best of the Great Blue Heron activity, and Anhinga. Regrettably the best images of the Anhinga, also have a nice twig across the face of one in several photos, but it is the wild of nature after all ;)
I hope many will enjoy this set, it is one of my favorite so far.
Remember to double click on the first image, to view a larger slideshow presentation after you have read the narratives~
I am joining in the fun with Eileen at:
I'd Rather Be Birdin'Linking to I'd Rather B Birdin'
Maggie's MOSAIC MONDAY
The images above were taken about thirty minutes before the set below~
I was first introduced to the Anhinga on my first visit to the Wetlands two years ago and love them~
The buff colouration on the bird below shows it to be a first year bird~