Friday, January 10, 2014

Birds from a kayak

Here are a few images from today's kayak trip to the field sites. I don't have any slr gear with me, mainly as I wouldn't have time to use it and in any case, it doesn't mix well with salt water on a kayak. These were taken with the tiny Canon G12 compact. Thanks to the approachability of some species and the reasonable light (ok it was cloudy today in the Keys but still brighter than Britain!) some reasonable record shots were snapped.

Great White Heron (Ardea herodias) in mangroves, Venture Key

Royal Tern (Sterna maxima) near Out Key - composite of two images. 

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea), Cudjoe Key

Green Heron (Butorides virescens), Cudjoe Key

Juvenile Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea), Cudjoe Key

Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea), Cudjoe Key

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