Captivating birds for Jake’s theme

Some of you may have noticed that I seem to find the water birds outside my window really captivating, and I must admit, that I spend a good bit of my day, and my blogging time, watching them. I’m sure you’ll forgive me. ๐Ÿ™‚

This year we don’t seem to have as many as there were last winter, but there are always the faithful few. The Great White Egret is a regular visitor to our bit of garden, and this morning, I saw him out of the bedroom window, standing like a statue, staring into the distance.

Great white egret

Great white egret

As he disappeared behind the tree, I caught a shot of his tail feathers.


I always thought that unlike myself, birds never have a ‘bad hair day’, but yesterday, it was really windy, and his feathers were flying every which way. I was wondering whether I should swim across the lake and offer him some of my hair spray. ๐Ÿ˜€


Another bird which is really captivating to watch, is the Anhinga, also called the Darter. When it sits looking across the water, it really sticks its neck out, and looks so funny, like a nosy neighbour.



They can sit for hours, just drying their wings in the sunshine. It’s a very relaxed life here in Florida. ๐Ÿ˜‰



As some of my regular readers may have guessed by now, my favourite bird and the one which I find the most captivating, is Mr Great Blue Heron. Sometimes he looks really sleek and tall, like here.

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

At other times, he looks all hunched up and decidedly grumpy, probably because of the unusually cold and windy weather. It’s fascinating how different he can look; almost unrecognisable.


Of course the sweet little ducks are always captivating, as they lazily float around, also doing nothing of any great importance.

Florida ducks

Florida ducks

If you’ve enjoyed my captivating birds, please go across to Jake’s Sunday Post to see his wonderfully captivating graphics. Maybe you too can join in the challenge.

105 comments on “Captivating birds for Jake’s theme

  1. Such fantastic shots AD… it’s like they all pose perfectly for you! :). Hugs and love. I presume you’re in the UK at the mo? Hope the weather is behaving. xxx

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  3. Those were some really good shots, but I don’t know if he would have let you put hair spray on him. Maybe he’s more of a mousse bird ๐Ÿ™‚ Ha bad hair day for birds that was a funny one.

    • Hehehe. Probably not hairspray then, TG. I also have mousse, in fact I have a whole arsenal of hair products promising to work miracles with my fine straight hair. They don’t. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  4. You’re so lucky to have these birds so close to your home. Beautiful series. Love the egret with the bad hair day ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I loved the bad hair day! It IS good to see that everyone can have them – with or without hair spray! Bad hair days ruffle my feathers! ๐Ÿ™‚ Love your pictures. Marsha ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Your birds are quite captivating, Sylvia. It’s so interesting how that Great Blue Heron looks so different with his neck out and then tucked in. Looks like a different bird altogether. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Gorgeous photos! Nature is incredible – love watching the birds, it is so amazing how they can freeze and stand there forever before moving ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. How nice to have such a front – seat view of these lovely creatures. I can understand your fascination with them. They are graceful and make the surroundings lively. I like your bird photos but, I think, the one with the wind-blown feathers is my fave because it speaks a lot about what’s going on. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. I also love egrets and great blue herons. I don’t see the egrets so much up in NE, but we do have herons…one day I was walking at the Cape Cod Canal early in the morning and counted how many I saw…there were over 20! That was a great day for me! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Oh I do love your photo’s, AD. I find birds’ expressions, face and stance, sometimes so comical they make me laugh out loud! Thank you so much for these.

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  13. Wow,gorgeous,awesome birds in your neck of the woods,my ol friend ๐Ÿ™‚

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  16. I agree truly captivating ,Thanks for sharing your stunning photography my friend
    I love it ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Some superb captures here, Sylvia! Love the bad hair day, and that one of the heron scrunched up and disgruntled. Wonderful stuff!

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  20. Hi AD, I suppose they have bad feather days rather than hair days, but I doubt they worry about it ๐Ÿ˜€

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