I am going through old files from previous photo trips to post images here. These were from our Photo Trip to Florida last January. Even though I am retired, I never got to posting many images from this trip. These were also from the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Rookery. We spent 2 days there before we moved on to our next destination south and each day here was slightly different for the opportunities to photograph certain birds. Also I was surprised to be able to photograph so many nests and nests with chicks. I was mostly using the Canon R with the Tamron 150-600mm because it was so warm & humid it was hard to carry more lenses. Plus it was the perfect lens with the wide zoom range. Even at 150mm I had to do a few panoramas of nesting birds to get the whole nest & bird in. We also stopped here again on our way back home since we had to pass by.
The above panorama shows a variety of nesting birds in one tree at 8:34 in the morning. Mostly Egrets & Wood Storks. As the day progressed there were many more in the tree but I did not shoot another panorama showing all the birds & nests. I should have continued and photographed the right side also showing even more birds in that one tree.
Really like the first shot – almost like it is flying incognito ha!
Thanks! It was an amazing place to photograph birds!
Love this series! So beautiful.
Thanks Isabel! It was a Great place to photograph birds and birds nesting!
The wood stork is an excellent provider 😊. Wonderful action photos, Reed! And what an amazing tree.
Thanks Belinda! It was an amazing place to photograph birds!
Goodness, it’s like an apartment building! Nice shots, Reed. 🙂
Thanks so much Eliza! What does not come through in the images is the sounds this many birds make!