The husband was kind enough to drive me 70 miles southwest yesterday so we could see what the wading birds were up to. We saw numerous Roseate Spoonbills, Great Egrets, Snowy Egrets (shown), Little Blue Herons and a BIG gator + a baby gator. The birds were busy building nests and trying to attract a mate. Their interactions were fascinating to watch. I'm so glad they haven't put us on a true lockdown. It's imperative to get out in nature and breathe fresh air. The weather was a tad warm, but a slight breeze made it bearable. This Snowy Egret was strutting his stuff. The Chinese Tallow tree, although invasive, has such pretty leaves in the spring. I wish it had been more filled with leaves, but in nature, you take what you're given.
400mm | f/6.3 | ISO 400 | 1/2500 sec