While in Titusville/Mims area of Florida we spend a lot of time
driving and walking Black Point Wildlife Drive.
Some days we see one or two, or small groups of birds roadside.
Everyone pulls to the side of the road.
To watch in wonder and photograph this amazing event.
I have no idea why this is happening,
I suppose some sort of hatch is going on or abundant fish.
You really need to watch this video to see what I mean by magic!
We experienced something similar a week ago while driving
Gator road….but the birds were in the distance.
Here we were only five or six feet from some of these birds…
Wood stork and White Ibis
Mostly white birds
Great Egrets, Snowy Egret, White Ibis and Wood Stork with about six lovely Roseate Spoonbill
It was an amazing experience..
Who knows if I will ever see something like this again..
I am thrilled to have seen this…
A whole bunch of Wood Stork..
White Ibis, Snowy Egret, Great Egret
good size perspective..
We enjoyed the scene for close to an hour..
It was hard to walk away but….
This was just the start of the drive and I had much more walking to do..
Jeff drove the car…
I walked and took photos….
A mixture of Great Egrets and Snowies..
I continued to walk…
Taking more photos as I left the area.
I saw an Alligator take a Coot.
I thought I was filming the whole thing…..but, you know how that can go.
I wasn’t….oh well.
The alligator held the Coot underwater until it drowned.
Then swallowed its dinner.
I tried taking photo of these Coot and this Pintailed Duck couple…
Always someone who doesn’t want their photo taken!
Actually it was dinner time for the Pintail…this is how they all looked..
I was lucky to get a photo of them without their butts in the air!
Distant Wood Stork..
It was getting chilly. so I had more car time…
Heated seat turned on…
I took a few parting shots…
before we said goodbye..
We plan on being back in Titusville the end of March…
I hope the birds plan on being there too!