Now that I am fully retired I am going through files from previous Photo Trips to post. The images here were taken at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Rookery a few years ago. The Featured Image was taken with a Tamron 150-600mm @ 309mm on a Canon R. The Tamron 150-600mm lens worked Great at the Rookery since birds were both near and far in the Rookery giving you a lot of opportunities to get interesting images without carrying a lot of Gear! There were quite a few nests there also since the alligators below the boardwalks helped protect the nests from predators climbing up to raid the nest here!
Magnificent birds! Their breeding plumage is amazing.
Yes! I agree!
WOWZA! These are stunning Reed!!
Thanks so much Donna! It is a Great place to photograph! You never know what you will see to photograph! There are so many nests & birds flying around it is a lot to take in. The alligators below the boardwalks keep predators away from the nests so there is a lot of activity!
Great shots, Reed. I have never seen an egret breeding plumage display up here. I am sure it happens but the only images I have seen have been from the south.
Thanks Steve! Maybe only southern Egrets have this display! Northern Egrets are more reserved!😊
Great shots – a teaser for me as we will be heading down to Florida on a new excursion very soon.
Thanks! Hope you have a safe & great trip to Florida! If near St. Augustine stop by the St. Augustine Alligator Farm. It is a Great Place to photograph birds!