Thursday, January 19, 2012

January 19: More white birds

We drove across southern Florida today, from the Gulf Coast to Hutchinson Island on the Atlantic, taking a route that meandered through agricultural fields south of Lake Okeechobee. The profuse bird life along the roads, canals, and fields surprised us. At one point, leaving a town, I noticed with some disgust what looked like white plastic bags and other trash carelessly strewn across an embankment. As we got closer, I realized with great relief that it was not trash but dozens of white wading birds: ibis, snowy egret, cattle egret, great egret, wood stork...

Glad they're not litter--
many white egrets scattered
along the roadside.

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