Cattle Egret At St. Augustine Alligator Farm

Here are a few more images from our trip to the Rookery at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm. It is taking a while to go through all the images I shot at multiple places in Florida. It was fun to see a Cattle Egret in with all the other birds at the Rookery. The majority of birds were the larger Herons, Egrets, Spoonbills, Storks, etc., so I was glad to get a few images before a Little Blue Heron chased it off.



Great Egret – Breeding Plumage

This Great Egret was at the very top of a tree that was loaded below with other nests of various types of birds. It really stood out against the bright blue sky. Photographed @ 600mm with a Tamron 150-600mm lens.




Same tree, off to one side

Tricolored Heron Nest With Eggs

I have not posted recently because we were traveling to a variety of spots for a photography vacation. The featured image is a Tricolored Heron Nest in a rookery at one of our stops. The image is a 2 image panorama @ 600mm and I did not want to zoom out to get it all in so I went with 2 handheld shots to assemble for the final image. I also wanted to show a little more to the right & left around the nest. It was an interesting spot to photograph with a wide variety of nesting birds with probably over 100 nests throughout the rookery. I was trying out a 150-600mm lens and it seemed to work extremely well with a Canon R mirrorless camera body. Especially with the White birds in bright sunlight, all types of Egrets, Herons & Wood Storks, etc. The Canon R did not blow out any of the highlights and had amazing detail in the “whites”. It especially worked well with the fine feathery Breeding Plumage


Tricolored Heron Eggs in Nest



Another single image from a 2 image series showing nest, but cutting off right bill. 2nd image would show more to the right background.


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