Welcome to Week #43 of the Bird Weekly Photo Challenge. Week #43 challenge is Birds with chicks or Baby Birds or Nests with Eggs.
The Snowy Egret was one of the most hunted birds in the late 1800’s for their elegant feathers to adorn the most fashionable ladies hats.
Week #39 of the Bird Weekly Photo Challenge is birds that eat fish as their primary diet. Some of my photos this week have been in other blogs, not necessarily Bird Weekly, but some are being recycled specifically for this challenge. Not all my birds were caught eating fish, but they are fish eaters. You do not have to show your fishing eating birds in the act.
Happy 2021 everyone! Our first Bird Weekly Photo Challenge for the new year! We had some great birding in 2020 despite the challenges the world is facing with the pandemic, economy and job loss.
Long-legged birds tend to have a pronounced strut when they walk. Long legs are something I know nothing about since I’m only 5′ 1″ tall. I related much better to the short-legged bird challenge.
Macro photography is close-up photography of small subjects. Mostly bugs and flowers get the spotlight, but today we are doing it on Bird Weekly. Macro is an extreme close-up, but for this post, any close-up will do. I know many of you don’t have a macro lens and that is okay.
Because they are long-distance migrating birds, they have to fatten themselves up during the off seasons to have enough fuel to get to their breeding grounds. Failure to get enough nutrient will find these birds not making it to the breeding or wintering grounds.
Photo of this Great Egret was taken at Lettuce Lake Park in Tampa, Florida where the Hillsborough River flows into the nooks & crannies of the Cypress swamp of the county park. The park is filled with all kinds of wildlife including insects such as butterflies, birds, turtles, alligators and so much more.
Waders are found all over the world on every continent except Antarctica. Identifying waders is pretty easy even for the person who isn’t a birder. Loosely classified are Cranes, Egrets, Herons, Ibises, Rails, Spoonbills, Storks, Flamingos and other species.