'Ding' Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island near Ft. Myers, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge near Cape Canaveral, and other sights around Florida, 2002-2004. Click on any image to load larger image and start slide show.
An egret scratching like a big dog. Ibis. Two ibises, or ibi, or whatever. Ibis.  Scanned from slide. Anhinga. Yellow-crowned night heron, 'Ding' Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Florida.
Yellow-crowned night heron, 'Ding' Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Florida.  Scanned from film. Yellow-crowned night heron, 'Ding' Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Florida. Yellow-crowned night heron, 'Ding' Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Florida.  Scanned from slide. An ibis forages as a snowy egret follows. An ibis wanders past a great egret. Egret.
A Brown Pelican sails past. A White Pelican flies along. A White Pelican flies along. There are not just big birds on the refuge. A butterfly in the swamp. Turkey Vulture.
An ibis notices that his pals have a better perch higher up. Perching ibis. A manatee lets out a big snort. The Manatee Park also has a butterfly garden. A little lizard called a Green Anole walks the boardwalk in Grassy Waters Preserve, West Palm Beach. Green Anole on the boardwalk, West Palm Beach.
Lizard, Florida. A flock of Black Vultures hang out near Lake Okeechobee. Another kind of ibis, the Glossy Ibis. Tricolored Heron. Tricolored Heron. Coots skitter to keep up with the rest of the flock.
Today's butterfly, a Common Buckeye. Today's vulture. A spoonbill looks for a place to land. Roseate Spoonbill. Roseate Spoonbill. Wood Stork.
Wood Stork. Wood Stork. Heron wades through the mud. Ibis in flight. Egret. Pelicans dive bombing for food.
Spoonbill landing. An osprey on Merritt Island. An osprey with a fish on Pine Island. A Great Egret takes off. Armadillo on Pine Island. Spoonbill.
Glossy Ibis in flight. A pair of Blue-Winged Teal get flushed. Great Egret. Red-Bellied Woodpecker finds something to eat. Red-Shouldered Hawk camps out on a power line.  I sold this image for the textbook College Physics, Pearson Prentice Hall, 6th edition, 2007, page 590.  This demonstrates that a bird can sit on a live wire without being zapped due to electricity following the path of least resistance, which is through the wire. Red-shouldered Hawk, Florida.
I think this is either a Black-Bellied Plover or a Sanderling. A Greater Yellowlegs. A Greater Yellowlegs. Yellowlegs makes a stab at something. Killdeer, another type of plover. A heron knifes through the water to snare a fish.
A heron knifes through the water to snare a fish. A big stork gets a little fish. Stork flips his meal up in the air to swallow it. Ibis in flight. Egret in flight, scanned from film. Butterfly.
Bee. Sun sets over the observation tower at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Another butterfly Fort Matanzas is a little fort built by the Spanish 1740-42 south of St. Augustine. Castillo de San Marcos is a big fort built 1672-95 in the heart of St. Augustine. Castillo de San Marcos, St. Augustine.
An egret takes a break from sitting on the eggs to turn the eggs and rearrange twigs. St. Augustine. An egret pair does their American Gothic pose. Egrets cocooning. Egret sitting. An egret takes a short flight to gather more twigs for the nest.  St. Augustine. Where do baby egrets come from? St. Augustine.
An egret stretches and shows off breeding plumage. St. Augustine. Lots of gators. St. Augustine. Pals, St. Augustine Alligator Farm. Emu looking for a handout. St. Augustine. Turtles. St. Augustine. Lots of pelicans in Cedar Key.
Brown pelican, Cedar Key waterfront. Hundreds of Ghost Crabs skitter around, Lower Suwannee NWR. Ghost crabs. Captive bald eagle. Sandhill crane in Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Manatee in Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park.
Turtles everywhere. Not a good view of a bald eagle, but about as close as I got in Florida. Butterfly house at Sanibel-Capita, Florida. Woodpecker, Florida. Egret, 'Ding' Darling NWR, Florida. Scanned from film. Skimmers, they look like Hekyll and Jekyll, Capitiva Island, Florida. Scanned from film.

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