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.
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.