Saturday, February 22, 2020

White ibis feeding with reflections, Bunche Beach Preserve

Wildlife Photography by Pat Ulrich: Wading Birds &emdash; White ibis feeding

Photographing the wading birds at Bunche Beach Preserve in Florida provided so many unique viewpoints even though I didn't cover much distance. This particular morning the tide was way out when I arrived for sunrise, so I had a chance to wander the exposed tidal flats and shoot back toward the mangrove-shrouded shoreline. It was fun to find a few tidal pool filled with shallow still water that was drawing in the wading birds, which provided a what felt like a fairly unique perspective to be shooting across water toward the beach without being on a boat.

Wildlife Photography by Pat Ulrich: Wading Birds &emdash; White ibis feeding

It was a pleasure to observe this ibis cruising back and forth across the pool, and eventually it found what it was looking for with the small crab being tossed from bill to gullet in the photograph below.

Wildlife Photography by Pat Ulrich: Wading Birds &emdash; White ibis feeding


2 comments:

  1. Hi Pat, its been ages. I thought you had stopped blogging. I did for a long while but during this troubled time I thought I would take it up again.
    Great to see your immaculate images again, you have a special talent.
    Best regards
    Stay safe
    Dave

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    1. Hi Dave, great to hear from you! I've been off an on with blogging over the last few years. I'd love to be more consistent, but often challenging to regularly find the time. These are troubling times, and I wish you and your family all the best.

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