It must be mid-March~!

The birds in our local wetlands are in their glory at this time of year.  And so are the birdwatchers!!

Cattle Egret looking fancy!

Cattle Egret looking fancy!

Like the Great Egret I included in last week’s post, nearly everyone is in breeding colors, and there are birds of every type and size nesting in all the trees!

Tri-colored Heron with breeding plumage.

Tri-colored Heron with breeding plumage.

Some are extremely close to the boardwalk, and seem quite unperturbed by the people strolling by taking their photos,

Male Anhinga in breeding colors.

Male Anhinga in breeding colors.

but even the nesting sites on the more distant islands can be seen quite easily with binoculars or camera lens.

Tri-colored Heron balancing against the wind.

Tri-colored Heron balancing against the wind.

Great Egret flying off to find nesting materials.

Great Egret flying off to find nesting materials.

It is such a spectacle of nature to witness these magnificent birds as they become transformed at this time of year.

Wood Storks - from behind ;)

Wood Storks working on the nest – from behind 😉

Why, they even look great from the rear view~!

19 thoughts on “It must be mid-March~!

  1. This really is the best time of year for birders. Our birders are just planning the field trips for all the breeding birds soon to arrive. All your photos are beautiful, but the wood storks in the last image is my favorite. They are so pretty against the blue sky. The Anhinga has a very colorful eye. Is it only in breeding season that they get that bright green surrounding the eye?

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