Tri-Colored Heron

Tri-Colored Heron
Tri-Colored Heron

The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge is a wonderful place to watch birds, especially water birds.  The 6,400 acres of natural habitat take up about two-thirds of Sanibel Island on the Gulf side of Florida.

I found this tri-colored heron close to a board walk that wandered through a mangrove forest.  Roots of the mangrove tree look like a picket fence behind it.

A very colorful bird that hides well in the shadows, I was fortunate to find him so well lit … and in the open.  A clear shot of this active bird lasted about 30 seconds, after that he was surrounded by the mangrove roots.

Thought for the Day:  I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.                                                                                             Thomas Jefferson

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