I photographed two Belted Kingfishers fishing at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Delaware. They are very entertaining to watch and listen to their rattling calls. As this female landed on a dead branch, I thought I heard her say “I Caught a fish this long”
While in Florida a friend took me to see the “green parakeets” in Melbourne. These birds are native to South America and I have no idea how they established themselves in South Florida, but they are very interesting, beautiful and social creatures. They are also VERY loud!
These large Swallows fly VERY rapidly and feed in midair. This female caught a bug in flight as I watched. It looked like a tiny aerial acrobat.
They call this bird a Chachalaca, a Plain Chachalaca. It is found in the US only in the most southern tip of Texas. They are very unusual looking and very loud. I see nothing Plain at all about this bird!
I was walking along the Click Ponds at the Viera Wetlands and this Juvenile Black-Crowned Night Heron suddenly flew from the edge of the pond. What a Surprise Flight!