These three are an Anhinga. They are common in fresh-water swamps, ponds, and lakes where it spears fish. Often swims with only head and neck exposed. Long straight bill,long tail and white wing and back plumes differentiate it from cormorants. Usually seen singly, but may soar very high in flocks. He sat with his wings out drying like a cormorant.
These next ones are of a Great Egret.
And the prize of the day, a Great Blue Heron! Notice the turtle sunning to the right of the bird.
But this guy was lurking within feet of Mr. Heron!! Must not have been hungry.
Lots of turtles too...
We stopped back by the park another day to see if the gators were out and we hit the jackpot. Saw six of them! Bossman got a little to close for my comfort! I kept yelling at him to stay back, but he's a man!