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loons, grebes, large wading birds

Common Loon, winter, in Indian River, Fort Pierce, in March 2007.

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Pie-billed Grebe, photo by Anjula Smith on field trip to Green Cay Wetlands in Feb. 2009

Another view (Elsa Millard)

Brown Pelican, photographed at the Fort Pierce Inlet,  by Hart Rufe.

Close-up view of head

Diving (Richard Lynch)

American White Pelican

American White Pelican, Indian River, November 2012 (unusual sighting)

Magnificent Frigatebird

Magnificent Frigatebird, male displaying, on Indian River island, March 2011

With juvenile flying

)Double-crested cormorant

Double-crested Cormorant, photographed in in High Point, St. Lucie County, early 2008

Click for photo of male with crests up following mating

Neotropic Cormorant

Neotropic Cormorant, for comparison, Wakodahatchee Welands, February 2012.

(Click for head close-up and comparison hints from Hart)

Female Anhinga & chicks

Female Anhinga and chicks, photographed during field trip in February 2008, Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Palm Beach County

Female in breeding plumage

Male anhinga, in breeding plumage, photographed by Elsa Millard, during field trip to Loxahatchee Wildlife Preserve in January 2009.

In "snake bird" mode (H. Rufe)

Northern Gannet

Click for top view

Photo of juvenile in Fort Pierce Inlet, March 2009

American Bittern 

American Bittern, taken at Merritt Island NWR, during the January, 2012, field trip

Another view.

 
Great Blue Heron & chick

Great Blue Heron and chick, photographed during field trip February 2008, Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Palm Beach County

Great White Heron

Great White Heron, taken during 2009 Christmas Count in White City.

In flight

Great Egret, displaying, photographed on the St. Lucie River.

Great Egrets, mating

  Great Egret,mating, photographed on the St. Lucie River.

In flight with nesting material

Snowy EgretSnowy Egret,

Another view (Elsa Millard)

Snowy Egret, breeding plumage, St. Lucie River in March 2009

Reddish Egret, March 2008 at Sanibel Island, Florida.

Reddish Egret, white phase, March 2008  at Sanibel Island, Florida.

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Little Blue Heron, photographed at D.J. Wilcox Natural Area, trail by fishing pier, in Feb. 2009 by Mary Dodge

Immature Little Blue Heron

Immature Little Blue Heron, December 2006 Bird Count, Savannas Park, off Midway Road, White City. Photo by Terri Brown

Tri-colored Heron

Click to see breeding plumage

Green-backed Heron

Green Heron, March 2006, field trip to Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Palm Beach County. Photo by Terri Brown

Additional photos (H.Rufe)

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Black-crowned Night Heron, immature, photographed by Elsa Millard, on field trip to Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Feb. 2009

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Yellow-crowned Night-Heron on St. Lucie River, Port St. Lucie, in March 2009.

Close-up of head.

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, immature, photographed by Hart Rufe on St. Lucie River, Port St. Lucie, in March 2009

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Cattle Egret, breeding plumage, St. Lucie River, March 2009.

Close up of head

White Ibis, immature (left) an mature, photographed in St. Lucie River rookery, March 2009 by Jack Dodge.

Click for flight view (Rufe)

Click for another view (Mary Dodge)

White Ibis, juvenile

White Ibis, juvenile

Glossy Ibis

Glossy Ibis

Click for pair in flight

Male, breeding (E. Millard)

Roseate Spoonbill taken at Merritt Island NWR, during the January, 2010, field trip.

With wings open.

WoodstorkWood Stork

Another view (Richard Lynch)

Another view (Elsa Millard)

Wood Stork in flight with nesting material, photographed on St. Lucie River in Port St. Lucie in March 2009.

Wood Stork chicks, St. Lucie River, March 2009.

 

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