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Animalblog for January 23, 2012 (46 of 66) <<-first last->> slideshow <-previous next->
Great Egret (Ardea alba) (569 views)
Leon, Nicaragua
(Photo posted Monday 23 January, 2012)

(Photo taken 08:03:29 Thursday 17 November, 2011)

© 2012 Terry Costales
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(47 of 66) It was odd for me to see a wading bird exploring the mangrove roots. The Spotted Sandpiper is usually seen walking the ocean shore. I felt certain his presence on mangrove roots was perfectly
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(48 of 66) When I was in Nicaragua, this egret posed against the blue sky reminded me of California.
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(49 of 66) The Wood Stork appeared all white when on the ground but in flight you could see its black markings.
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(50 of 66) This turkey vulture perched on a dead tree was like a scene right out of an old western.
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(51 of 66) A Tricolored Heron with its neck held in the usual shape, unlike the one seen minutes earlier.
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(52 of 66) This heron had it's neck completely extended vertically. It was watching our boat pass and looked ready to flee if we came any closer. Usually you see the neck drawn back in a casual "ess" shape so
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(53 of 66) A snowy egret walking the beach with a black vulture in the background.
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(54 of 66) This Mangrove Swallow was nicely posed for me as our boat went by.
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(55 of 66) In León we saw Kiskadees on the roofs of buildings but I was happier to see one perched in the mangroves.
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(56 of 66) A Turkey Vulture taking a morning stroll on the beach.
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(57 of 66) The osprey found the fishing good that day.
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(58 of 66) The white head identifies this magnificent frigatebird as a juvenile. The head becomes all black as it matures.
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(59 of 66) A close-up of one of the black vultures on the beach.
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(60 of 66) There were these grackles in every town and city we visited. This one was on the roof of a building across from our hotel.
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(61 of 66) A Great Egret strutted by a small flock of Black Vultures on the beach.
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(62 of 66) A yellow warbler early in the morning catching insects on the hotel roof.
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(63 of 66) There were many of these beautiful orchids growing at the top of the volcano.
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(64 of 66) Kaela takes a photo of the orchid locally called Spanish Flag.
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(65 of 66) This tree appeared threatening but kept its distance as we passed by.
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(66 of 66) Yellow Warblers were seen by us everywhere we visited in Nicaragua. This one had his back to me but I love the composition of the photo. Not every good bird picture is a good picture of the bird.
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(1 of 66) As we walked around Charco Verde we came across a large troop of Howler Monkeys.
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(2 of 66) Another shot of one of the hawks residing at Rincon Hill Dogpark.
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(3 of 66) A close-up of the Anna's Hummingbird posted on Monday.
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(4 of 66) The large Red-tailed Hawk perched high on the pine tree with the Bay Bridge foundation as a backdrop.
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(5 of 66) An Anna's Hummingbird posed nicely for the photographer. If the sunlight had hit its chin what appears black would've been a flaming red.