Wildlife at WP Franklin Campground in Alva, Florida

 
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While quietly watching this Heron stalk its next meal,a Moorhen calmly swam by in the background

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Guest - Feb 13, 2007 01:12 PM EDT
Karen, thank y a tri-colou - it is indeedor heron - I never realized I didn't respond before. Thank you May, you do enjoy birds, don't you? Moor hens keep their families together for quite awhile. It's fun to watch them.
Guest - Feb 12, 2007 05:43 PM EDT
How could it have taken me so long to find this beautiful picture. I can feel the waves rolling over my barefeet. I had never seen a moor hen before either. Such glorious pleasure you give us, Travlyn Woman.
Guest - Nov 28, 2005 06:12 AM EDT
Forgot to say... I think this is the Tricolored heron. We see them on the TX coast, too. A beauty.
Guest - Nov 27, 2005 11:29 PM EDT
Great shot getting two types of birds in the same shot. I love these nature preserves that allow us to view wildlife in a natural setting instead of zoos. Very nice.
Guest - Oct 25, 2005 09:53 AM EDT
Thank you, Chloe. Alandra - you're a delight - thanks for the feedback update!
Guest - Oct 22, 2005 05:35 PM EDT
I love this shot! THe composition and the subtle colors!
Guest - Oct 22, 2005 05:08 PM EDT
me again : ) my own curiosity got the better of me, so did a google search for "dabchicks" and am relieved (lol) to find out that it wasn't my memory playing tricks : ) - it's such a strange name that had begun to wonder where I dredged it up from (the depths : ) apparently it's a nickname for "little grebe", and these birds are found in most parts of the UK. Latin name: Tachybaptus ruficolis if anyone's interested
Guest - Oct 22, 2005 04:54 PM EDT
Thank you Carol and Alandra. I never heard that name for them, Alandra - interesting!
Guest - Oct 22, 2005 04:51 PM EDT
such a pleasing shot, Vicki. used to see moorhens in England in childhood days, walking with maternal Grandma in Hampshire. just recalled another name, "dabchicks", not sure if that's a nickname for something else or what, had never thought of that name for years : )
Guest - Oct 22, 2005 04:45 PM EDT
WOW!! what a super shot.

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