Two great blue heron (Ardea herodias) youngsters at the Viera Wetlands wait eagerly for their evening fish dinner to be "served." The parent downed three fish this size so I imagine there was plenty to go around.
Brevard County, Florida, USA.
The sight of wintering white pelicans (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) has made a visit to the Viera Wetlands particularly delightful in recent weeks. I'd take these over real swans any day!
Sony 70-200mm f/4.
Viera Wetlands, Brevard County, USA.
A flock of wintering Pelecanus erythrorhynchos has been entertaining the crowds this week at the Viera Wetlands. Large groups of the massive birds fish the pond in unison producing an effect more poetic than Swan Lake itself!
Viera Wetlands, Brevard County, Florida, USA.
A large flock of Pelecanus erythrorhynchos has been entertaining the crowds this week at the Viera Wetlands. These two are squabbling but in more cooperative moments large groups fish in unison and look truly more poetic on the lake than any swans.
Kee-yer, kee-yer, kee-yer. Squirrels, prepare to meet thy doom!
Merritt Island, Florida, USA.
I find The Peterson Field Guides tremendously helpful in spelling out the Bird language. Peterson describes the call of the Red-shouldered hawk (Buteo lineatus) as "kee-yer" but the translation to English is mine.