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Wed Jun 9, 2021, 11:37 AM

Here in west central Florida (edit to add Turkey Vulture) [View all]

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the summer routine is heat builds over the center of the state and forms huge thunderstorms every afternoon that move to the west. So the return of daily afternoon showers bring a variety of birds riding the wind currents in front of the storm. They rarely have to flap their wings, just soaring in circles, pushing west.

I would not claim these to be of the highest quality photos, they are cropped quite a bit, sharpened and de-noised. The birds are very high and all were taken with 1000-1200 mm lenses with 10lbs of camera and lens pressed against my nose, looking straight up!

Love this Heron out in front of the storm, sky still blue, almost an X-Ray of the wings


Heron just before the rain and sky has darkened


Swallow-tailed Kite


Anhinga, from the Tupi Indians in Brazil, meaning "devil bird" or "evil spirit of the woods."


Hawk


Wood Stork


Turkey vulture


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