It’s interesting to observe how the colors of the late day sun affect a bird’s appearance. The Red-Bellied Woodpecker above that I spied on a recent early evening walk, certainly looked like he was enjoying the last rays of sun.
We usually see the Boat-tailed Grackle above in his brilliant, shimmering blue feathers in the daytime sun. But yesterday, his feathers were transformed into a rust color in the waning sunlight. Frankly, he looked like he’d just accidentally fallen into a paint can!
Less than an hour after I saw that Grackle last evening, the deep pink sunset created a dark silhouette of this Wood Stork posing on one leg on a tall crag.
The Limpkin, tinted orange by the diminishing light at dusk, was squawking away as usual, and probably looking to impress his peers. He does a great job of making his presence known, as anyone who has a Limpkin as a neighbor can attest!
One of my favorite sightings this spring was the delightful little Ovenbird, who would always appear on my evening walks. I’ve never managed to get a really good photo of him in the dark and secluded little wooded area he frequented. He is a master of camouflage with his multi-colored body, and orange head stripe – he blends right in as he hops about on the forest floor among the leaves and twigs.
Since I often walk in the evening, and can’t bear to leave till it is literally dark (!), this seems a logical blog post in which to include (below) some other photos-in-the-almost-dark that I’ve taken of my wetland friends.
Have a nice evening~!!