Great Egrets at Marvin's Pond
A bit of wind shows off breeding plumage.
Immature White Ibis in flight.
The White "rumps" distinguishes them from Glossy Ibis.
Juvenile Bald Eage ready to take flight.
The mottled brown and white feathers and dark head are the markings of an immature eagle.
Juvenile Bald Eagle
This Eagle appears to be one to two years old. It will not achieve maturity until 4-5 years of age. Adults have a white head and tail with dark feathers on their body and wings.
A Turkey Vulture sits on a Live Oak tree branch.
Little Blue Heron
Taking a rest.
Intense on a perch.
Great Egret getting a bit of breakfast.
Birds at Upper Sanctuary Pond
Odds are there are eggs in the nest, this bird needs to eat enough to return to the nest and care for the eggs, letting the other parent come and feed.
Sunshine on a cool day.
This Turkey Vulture spreads its wings with the back to the sun to absorb the heat.
White Ibis in flgiht
Immature White Ibis are brown and white.
The Juvenile Bald Eagle sits in the morning sun.
The feathers on the back of the head are being blown up by the wind.
Turkey Vulture lands on a Rice Gate.
A Rice Gate is a large wooden structure that allows the ebb and flow of tidal waters at many of the salt water impoundments.
Little Blue Heron looks to the sky.
Crows were making a lot of noise in the nearby trees.
Incredible display of feathers.
Upper Sancturary Pond
Great Egrets and a young ( brown) White Ibis one the left.
Great Egrets and young White Ibis
Immature Bald Eagle
Both Male and Female Eagles have the same markings. The Female is larger than the male. This is typical for birds of prey.
Immature Bald Eagle.
Spanish Moss drapes the Live Oak Tree branches.
Young White Ibis..
They are the brown birds, the White birds are Great Egrets.
The pond is being drained to control the over growth of aquatic plants. A young brown colored "White Ibis " is in the foreground, as a Great Egret lands behind.
Great Blue Heron