A Bird is Three Things: Feathers, Flight and Song

A Bird is Three Things: Feathers, Flight and Song

A quick post for today, and a trio of brand new photos of some of North America’s most beautiful coastal birds. Click on any image to enlarge.Roseate Spoonbill

A roseate spoonbill wades through a salty mangrove marsh on Sanibel Island, Florida on a late winter morning in search of the crustaceans that give its vibrant pink color.

Snowy Egret

An adult and elegantly-plumaged snowy egret is in courting behavior in SW Florida.

Little Blue Heron

Bristling its winter-breeding plumage, this small heron known as the little blue heron wades in the shallows of a salty estuary on Sanibel Island.

A bird is three things:
Feathers, flight and song,
And feathers are the least of these.

Marjorie Allen Seiffert, “The Shining Bird”


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Rich Leighton
October 16, 2014
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Pro photographer, writer, master naturalist, Florida native in the PNW, lucky husband, father of two boys, big hockey and soccer fan, and native orchid hunter.

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