I felt fortunate to witness dozens of birds flying, landing, resting, foraging and hunting. Amongst them, some I had never seen*. Roseate Spoonbill* with their astonishing pink wings, the threatened Wood Stork* with black feathers and long crustaceous neck, White Ibis with pure white body, red beak and feet, Great Egret* with curled giraffe like necks, Cormorant drying in the breeze with their spread wings, brilliant red-wing black birds, I had difficulty picking the photo of the day, but settled on this one which showed all of the above in graceful flight. It was breathtaking to see. And to think, this was in the middle of a densely populated residential community. Powell Creek Preserve is a mere 77 acres, but is fundamental to water treatment before heading downstream to the Caloosahatchee River.
Nikon Z6, 28-300mm, 190mm, F5.6, 1/640 sec, ISO 400
I am Robert McKay Jones, a photographer from Sterling, Massachusetts and North Fort Myers, FL. I take photographs almost every day. I post my favorites here.