So…the rain of the past few days has blown by and it’s once again a beautiful day here so I thought I would head out this morning to see if I could track down our visiting spoonbills. Well, I hope the inclement weather has not upset them because I saw no spoonies. Zero. Their wood stork pals who they often hang around with were everywhere but no sign of the pink goofballs.
So making do with what I did see, here is an anhinga fishing and big bubba giving me a bit of an attitude from the side of the marsh. I plan to check back later this evening and hope I can spot some spoonies…
Wow! Great catch once again and I love Mr. Gator’s stare. Good comp on that one, Phil.
Thanks Jane! Mr. A is trying out his best mean look but he’s really just a pussy cat. 🙂
These two photos really blow my mind!!!!
Hey thanks Paula, I’m really glad you liked these!
Now the first image is very nice, Phil. The second image is a little threatening. 😉
Oh our pal Mr. A is just trying to make everyone believe he is a big tough guy, but he’s just a softie. 🙂
Wow Phil, the first image is super.
Glad you like the anhinga Jan, thanks.
Unbelievable shots, are you laying down looking in the eyes of the croc or alligator??? The fish and bird shot is so sharp, to see the eyes in the fish so clearly is excellent shooting.A big wow!!!
Thanks a bunch Callie, and yes I am pretty much at ground level with the big guy. He kind of gives me a look but he knows I will get out of his way as he walks up on me. 🙂 Glad you like the anhinga fishing too!
now Phil is it a croc or alligator? are they dangerous?
Our crocs are really dangerous…
The photos I post are always American Alligators and are not generally aggressive toward people. They would prefer to be left alone and avoid human contact. Well except for me of course. 🙂
Mr. A. is waiting just like you, huh? Let’s hope that the spoonies come back. Maybe they’re doing a swimming course? 😛
Mr. A was waiting for only a brief time,then he got up and walked right up to me. I got out of his way though. 🙂
Those spoonies are off somewhere, I went to look for them again and didn’t see them.
Fantastic shots. Mr. Gator really looks threatening. Good work, Phil.
Mr. Gator is just doing his tough guy impersonation, he is really a pussy cat. 🙂
Glad you enjoyed these pics!
Very cool, I really like these pics.
Hey thanks Ed, I appreciate you looking and commenting.
And here I thot your blog text had gone permanently pink.
No I only use the special Word Press ‘Spoonbill Pink’ text color for posts about them. I threatened a gator today with changing over his text color to pink and he growled at me. Guess I’ll leave it as it is with those wacky alligators.
Both shots are incredible…. just when I thought it couldn’t get any better! 😉
Wow thanks Gunta I truly appreciate the very kind comments!
Absolutely fantastic images Phil. The first one…WOW your timing is impeccable.
Thanks a million Edith, I appreciate it!
I’m in awe of these two shots, especially the first one!
So nice of you to say that Amy, thanks!
your stunning pictures make me breathless, great work!!!
Have a nice July 4th!
I am so happy you enjoyed these moni, thanks very much!
I could not believe that first photograph – what was captured. If fish can look surprised, this one does. And the anhinga … well ….
Wishing a Happy 4th to Mr. A. While he looks like he might need braces up top there, that is an (overused word alert) AWESOME photograph of him! 🙂
Hope the spoonbills show.
Thanks so much for all your kind comment, it’s greatly appreciated!
Mr. A was probably making all sorts of fireworks out there last night, but I stayed away. 🙂
Looks like the spoonbills have left the area entirely. 😦
That is a real glare, Phil! He certainly isn’t wishing you Happy Independence Day, is he?! Anyway, Happy Independence Day from Lucy and me!
Thanks very much for the holiday wishes Maggie and I’m sure our toothy friend was celebrating in his own fashion! 🙂
The fish photo is truly special. Enter it liberally in contests.
Thanks much for the kind comment Jeff, I appreciate it!
Thanks so much I am very glad you enjoyed these!
Your photos just get better and better.
Thanks a million for the kind comments Charlie!
Great shots as usual. Enjoyed shooting with you on Wed. always a pleasure.
Thanks David, appreciate you stopping by and glad you like the photos!
Wow, that fish looks bigger than the bird can swallow! Great shots!