It’s always fun when you find an unusual or out of place bird when birding. I had the pleasure to do just that twice over last weekend. Now when I am talking about unusual birds, I’m not talking about the birds themselves being weird or strange, I’m saying that their mere presence is unusual. So this past weekend I had two pretty cool and unusual species show up in Everglades National Park.
Yesterday I was putting together a photo submission for a magazine and was digging through some old files and came across this image. The image was taken in the Everglades in 2005 when I was living in the park. I was living in the tiny community, Flamingo, on Florida Bay and spent many evenings at Eco Pond photographing White Ibis as they flew from the island in the pond to their roosting sites on islands in Florida Bay. Some nights the light was great, some nights it wasn’t. When I had very little light, or after the sun had dropped below the horizon, I experimented with slow shutter speeds and pan blurs.