A Roseate Spoonbill and a Great Blue Heron standing watch
A Reddish Egret hunts for breakfast at J. N. "Ding" Darling NWR, Sanibel, FL
Sunrise on Sanibel
In the J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge
Red Shouldered Hawk
Perched, hiding, waiting for a meal to come by
Great Blue Heron
Patiently waiting for lunch
This bird's lower beak is actually longer than his upper. He skims the surface to scoop up small minnows.
A familiar pose
Tri-colored Heron looking for a meal.
Up close and personal
This alligator was resting and sunning adjacent to a boardwalk
This Tri-colored Heron was staring across the water at high tide when something got his attention.
Green Heron chick
At only 16 - 18 days old, this Green Heron chick is already showing some "attitude"
Little Blue Heron - Juvenile
This juvenile Little Blue Heron is in what is sometimes called the "calico" phase.
Enjoying a snack
Yellow-crowned Night Heron
Displaying for his mate.
He was watching his mate as she began to build a nest.