Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Little blue heron at Bunche Beach Preserve

Little blue heron at sunrise on Bunche Beach, Fort Myers, Florida

Well, it may have taken me over 3 months, but I've finally sat down to compose my first post of 2015. I haven't had the chance to use my camera all that much during this very cold winter in Boston, but for a few days over spring break in March I was able to return to Fort Myers, Florida. The trip was primarily to see family, but it was great to have a chance to get outside on two mornings to visit the Bunche Beach Preserve on San Carlos Bay. The density and diversity of birds I saw there was exceptional, far exceeding what I was able to photograph on my first trip there back in 2012. I have a ton of images of all kinds of waders in the tidal pools, including some great encounters with little blue herons like the one in the image above.

View more photographs of herons and egrets


  1. There were a lot of birds there this morning 4/7/15, my first visit there ever... Skimmers, a couple spotted sandpipers, a pretty reddish egret and many others. The osprey I heard that perches nearby wasn't seen though.

    1. Glad you had a nice first visit there! I've been to Bunche Beach twice, once in Feb 2012 and then again last month. I was really hoping to photograph skimmers on my recent trip, but I only saw the flock fly by. There were tons of egrets (including a gregarious reddish), herons, and ibis though.