Reddish Egret

Vacation Beginnings at Fort De Soto

April 29, 2015 - Fort De Soto is known for its tame Reddish Egrets, who entertain photographers with their "drunken sailor dances" as they go fishing....  On this morning, a lone Reddish Egret stood with his head defiantly facing the wind.... Read more

Reddish Egret

Springtime Bird Photography at Fort De Soto

April 15, 2014 -  The Reddish Egrets are in wonderful breeding colors right now....  I was very lucky when a Reddish Egret flew in right in front of me, and posed nicely for a long time.... The Reddish Egret wasn't the only show-off.... Read more

Three Hours Sitting in One Spot at Fort De Soto

April 24, 2012 - I had hoped the Reddish Egret White Morph would pose for me.  I have plenty of shots of his cousin Big Red, but I've only seen the White Morph once.  Lucky for me, I was able to focus fast as he flew by… More fun from Fort De Soto coming…... Read more

Tiny Stilts and Willets at Merritt Island NWR

June 12, 2011 - Mom and Baby Willet The tiny Willet has such big feet, made bigger when the mud sticks to them.  He made me laugh as he hopped along the water's edge.  Then he peered down into the water, giving me a beautiful reflection shot.  "Oooohh, is that me?  Gee, is my…... Read more

Of Drunken Sailors and Crab Legs (Fort De Soto)

May 21, 2011 - After a long week at work, I was itching for a photography adventure.  So I got up at 4 on Saturday morning and drove to Fort De Soto for sunrise.  But I did have a great morning at North Beach, enjoying especially the antics of the Reddish Egrets.  They are…... Read more

Sunrise at Fort De Soto

April 23, 2011 - American Oystercatcher The Laughing Gulls flew around me constantly, and I tried to get good shots of them in flight and landing.  They were fun to watch as they tried to attract a mate: Laughing Gull Laughing Gulls mating A Reddish Egret flew by me and landed farther down on…... Read more

My First Trip to Fort De Soto

September 4, 2010 - Ruddy Turnstone - Breeding plumage Ruddy Turnstone - Alternate plumage I took a break from photographing the flocks of shorebirds and turned my attention to the little pond of water up on the beach.  There I was excited to see a Reddish Egret (White Morph) as well as a "regular"…... Read more