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    Anhinga nesting in beautiful colors ❤️
    Little Blue Herons nest in low shrubs and small trees, in protected areas below the canopy. They may also choose flooded areas or islands as added protection against predators. Little Blue Herons and neighboring colonial birds have a pronounced impact on their nesting habitat—stunting the growth of vegetation by harvesting nest material and sometimes killing trees outright by the accumulation of guano.allaboutbirds.com
    A wood stork after the rain at wakodahatchee
    A sandhill crane with its colt..... Sandhill cranes mate for life and lay only two eggs that incubate for about a month. sandhill crane is a species of large crane of North America and extreme northeastern Siberia. The common name of this bird refers to habitat like that at the Platte River, on the edge of Nebraska's Sandhills on the American Plains. Wikipedia
    Taken in alligator farm in Saint Augustine. The grey crowned crane (Balearica regulorum), also known as the African crowned crane, golden crested crane, golden-crowned crane, East African crane, East African crowned crane, Eastern crowned crane, South African crane, is a bird in the crane family, Gruidae. It is found in eastern and southern Africa, and is the national bird of Uganda. Wiki
    After leaving Medellin and ride 4 hours in a bus we got to this beautiful town full of hummingbirds and birds all species... JARDÍN,Colombia The white-bellied woodstar is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae. It is found in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forest and heavily degraded former forest. Wikipedia
    Scientific name: Chaetocercus mulsant
    An osprey feeding its chick at Flamingo (Everglades National Park)
    The fiery-throated hummingbird is a medium-sized hummingbird of the Talamancan montane forests of Costa Rica and western Panama. It is the only member of the genus Panterpe. This is a common to abundant bird of montane forest canopy above 1400 m, and also occurs in scrub at the woodland edges and clearings. Wikipedia
    A great egret in flight with nesting material.
    Great egrets nest alone or in colonies of up to 1.000 pairs of birds. Male starts to build nests using the long sticks and twigs, and female completes it. Nest is usually located in the trees or bushes near the water. Female lays 4 to 6 eggs that hatch after 23 to 27 days.
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    A new bird in my yard 🥰 The ovenbird is a small songbird of the New World warbler family. This migratory bird breeds in eastern North America and winters in Central America, many Caribbean islands, Florida and northern Venezuela. Wikipedia
    Scientific name: Seiurus aurocapilla
    Came across this magnificent bird of prey.
    The bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is a bird of prey found in North America. A sea eagle, it has two known subspecies and forms a species pair with the white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla). Its range includes most of Canada and Alaska, all of the contiguous United States, and northern Mexico. It is found near large bodies of open water with an abundant food supply and old-growth trees for nesting. Wikipedia
    The roseate spoonbill is a gregarious wading bird of the ibis and spoonbill family, Threskiornithidae. Wikipedia
    Conservation status: Least Concern (Population stable) Encyclopedia of Life
    Scientific name: Platalea ajaja
    Mass: 2.3 lbs Encyclopedia of Life
    Higher classification: Spoonbills
    A yellow crown heron with a crab
    Took this picture at Apopka lake from my car window
    The osprey or more specifically the western osprey — also called sea hawk, river hawk, and fish hawk — is a diurnal, fish-eating bird of prey with a cosmopolitan range. It is a large raptor, reaching more than 60 cm in length and 180 cm across the wings. Wikipedia
    The black-crowned night heron, or black-capped night heron, commonly shortened to just night heron in Eurasia, is a medium-sized heron found throughout a large part of the world, except in the coldest regions and Australasia. Wikipedia
    The downy woodpecker is a species of woodpecker, the smallest in North America. Wikipedia
    Scientific name: Picoides pubescens
    Not sure what was the story here but this little red wing bird was chasing away this red shoulder hawk with lots of acrobatic movement in the sky... lucky I could get a piece of their hassle 😂🤣.... @ green cay wetlands
    “Winking owl” 😊❤️ The burrowing owl is a pint-sized bird that lives in open, treeless areas. The burrowing owl spends most of its time on the ground, where its sandy brown plumage provides camouflage from potential predators. One of Florida's smallest owls, it averages nine inches in height with a wingspan of 21 inches.
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    Florida burrowing owls can be found throughout the state, but they're more concentrated in Cape Coral than anywhere else in Florida. A two-day census in 2017 counted more than 2,800.Feb 11, 2019
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    A barred owl being disturbed by a crow at viera wetlands. The barred owl, like most owls, is largely adapted to nocturnality.[3] Between 5:00 am and 8:00 pm, juvenile barred owls were recorded to sleep an average of 28% of each hour.[108] Peak times in Minnesota were found to be right after sunset and just before dawn.[109] Nonetheless, they are not as fully nocturnal as many owls and rank around 6th amongst 19 regular North American owl species for the regularity of their activity outside of nightfall, especially in particular circumstances such as when a rival or a human impersonator is emitting barred owls calls or whilst hunting. Wikipedia
    Merrit Island, Roseta spoonbill
    First time for me watching this little one. 😊❤️. The house wren is a very small songbird of the wren family, Troglodytidae. It occurs from Canada to southernmost South America, and is thus the most widely distributed native bird in the Americas. It occurs in most suburban areas in its range and it is the single most common wren. Wikipedia
    Back yard birds in Saint Augustine. @rosabel52 Titmouse, catbirds, cardinals
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    The northern flicker (Colaptes auratus) or common flicker is a medium-sized bird of the woodpecker family. It is native to most of North America, parts of Central America, Cuba, and the Cayman Islands, and is one of the few woodpecker species that migrate. Over 100 common names for the northern flicker are known, including yellowhammer (not to be confused with the Eurasian yellowhammer), clape, gaffer woodpecker, harry-wicket[citation needed], heigh-ho, wake-up, walk-up, wick-up, yarrup, and gawker bird. Many of these names derive from attempts to imitate some of its calls.Wikipedia
    Great egrets mate with one mate each season. Males are in charge of finding a home and attracting a female. (Illinois Department of Natural Resources, 1998)

    Mating System monogamous
    Great egrets usually build their nests around other egrets. Nests are a platform made of sticks, twigs, and stems built high up in a tree. Eggs are greenish blue, and both the male and female aid in hatching. Great egrets tend to lay 3-4 eggs. They raise one brood each year. Breeding season begins in mid-August. (Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, 2000; Illinois Department of Natural Resources)
    A cattle egret with nesting material.
    Description
    The cattle egret is a cosmopolitan species of heron found in the tropics, subtropics, and warm-temperate zones. It is the only member of the monotypic genus Bubulcus, although some authorities regard two of its subspecies as full species, the western cattle egret and the eastern cattle egret. Wikipedia
    Spoonbill in flight 😍❤️ All spoonbills have large, flat, spatulate bills and feed by wading through shallow water, sweeping the partly opened bill from side to side. The moment any small aquatic creature touches the inside of the bill—an insect, crustacean, or tiny fish—it is snapped shut. Spoonbills generally prefer fresh water to salt but are found in both environments. They need to feed many hours each day.Wikipedia
    Amazing nature!! This bird is a hybrid bird between a tricolored heron and a snowy egret. I had the privilege of watching this bird for the first time at Merritt island this past Friday. It seems that it has been coming to the same spot every year for the past couple of years...
    The eastern meadowlark stretching and posing for me. It let me get really close to him
    The volcano hummingbird is a very small hummingbird, native to the Talamancan montane forests of Costa Rica and western Panama. This tiny endemic bird inhabits open brushy areas, paramo, and edges of elfin forest at altitudes from 1850 m to the highest peaks. It is only 7.5 cm long. Wikipedia
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    Another day at Everglades National Park. The beautiful purple gallinule with sunrise light doing what it does... The purple gallinule is a swamphen in the genus Porphyrio. It is in the order Gruiformes, meaning "crane-like", an order which also contains cranes, rails, and crakes. The purple gallinule is a rail species, placing it into the family Rallidae. It is also known locally as the yellow-legged gallinule. Wikipedia