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Thu Apr 17, 2014, 07:56 PM

 

More Bird Babies

I woke up this morning and had a choice between working on my projects or going out and photographing birds at Viera Wetlands in east-central Florida, which is near my home. I chose the birds:

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The Anhinga babies have changed a lot in the last few days. They have more dark feathers.

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The Anhinga mother rested briefly nearby after feeding the babies

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Sandhill Crane chick with parent

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Sandhill Crane chicks with parent

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Sandhill Crane chick with parent

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Sandhill Crane chick

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Great Blue Heron with chicks. It's windy today

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Crested Caracara

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Least Terns

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Least Tern

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Greater Yellowlegs

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Response to cpwm17 (Original post)

Thu Apr 17, 2014, 08:03 PM

1. Great choice!

Great pics!

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 17, 2014, 08:04 PM

2. Thank you n/t

 

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Response to cpwm17 (Original post)

Thu Apr 17, 2014, 08:28 PM

3. I love them.

The anhingas have changed in just a few days. Babies grow up so fast! They have to.

I think the pictures of baby Sandhills are my favorite---balls of fur that look like they have been stretched. The one of them on the pavement really shows them off and how odd they look. They will grow to be magnificent.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 17, 2014, 08:45 PM

4. Sandhill Cranes here in central Florida are often rather tame

 

especially at this site. These cranes (both parents were there) are already used to photographers following them around. As long as you stayed about 20ft away they were fine. They were protective of their chicks and they'd make faint calls to their young if you got much closer.

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Response to cpwm17 (Original post)

Wed Apr 30, 2014, 06:11 AM

5. Those are very nice!

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