Lake Kissimmee Florida - Birds Jan 08
Most are shot with the Nikon 55-200 VR lens on the D80. Please respect my copyright by not copying these images or using them on your computer or website without permission or payment of a licensing fee. All images copyrighted by Cindy McIntyre 2008. Contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
LAKE KISSIMMEE AND JOE OVERSTREET ROAD CENTRAL FLA. - Jan. 11-12, 2008
Female Snail Kite (left) and Male on right. To far right, female carries the apple snail that it feeds on. They're the size of, uh, small apples.
The eyes and legs are quite red, and the very hooked bill is perfect for excavating the soft snail from its shell. Female (middle) and male (right) hunting.
I've had a special spot in my heart for whooping cranes, ever since I became a birder at age 9. The Audubon Park Zoo in New Orleans, near where I lived, had Crip and Josephine, who escaped a fire that killed some monkeys.
Three of them were easily spotted feeding among the cattle. They have colored leg bands for identification.
Eastern Meadowlark posed beautifully and sang me a great song. Loggerhead Shrike on sign at public landing on Lake Kissimmee.
Loggerhead Shrike Mockingbird Bluebird male on longleaf pine - 3 Lakes
Brown-headed Nuthatch - 3 Lakes Wildlife Management Area
American Bittern "hiding" in reeds..... and flying
Anhingas - Male (left) and Female (right)
Belted Kingfisher - male Cattle Egret in Flight
Bald Eagle in Flight Unidentified Hawk silhouette Bald Eagle and the Red-White-and-Blue
Red-Shouldered Hawk Black Vulture Turkey Vulture
Red-Cockaded Woodpecker Nesting Trees - 3 Lakes WMA Fox Squirrel
Coming home to roost at sunset Foggy Dawn
Mama Gator and babies. Much of the wildlife was viewed from the Kissimmee SwampTours at the Joe Overstreet Public Landing.
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