Today we went to Ding Darling National Wildife Refuge, on Sanibel Island, FL, (where we will be for the winter) and there were spectacular birds and photo ops. Here are some of my favorite photos I shot. This Reddish Egret flew over and we could see a few white feathers on its wing, an abnormality.
The still water acted like a mirror, hence this wonderful Double-crested Cormorant photo, two for the money.
White Pelicans were everywhere! At one point we counted 70 circling overhead. This one looked down at me.
There were many hundreds of shorebirds. Dunlins came in for a landing.
A lone white feather floated on the dark water, like a boat with water drop passengers.
An Anhinga is able to submerge and hunt for fish. Here it is emerging, with concentric rings for a necklace.
We met so many nice birders and photographers at Ding today and the birds were fabulous. It's magic there!!!
To learn more about how to photograph birds in flight like these, click here.