by Marsha J. Perlman


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Taste Life Twice
Osprey—I was biking around a corner and saw this osprey on top of a fence
with its head down and eating flesh from a fish. I stopped. It looked at me.
The wind came from behind him and I snapped this photo.




Alligator is often seen near birds' nests where it feeds on baby birds that fall out when learning to fly.


Wood Stork, large and heavy, wades in shallow water with head down and partly open bill in the water. Can locate prey by touch or sight, then snaps bill shut.

Brown Pelican

Brown Pelican with heavy cover nearby - flies low in single file and plunges headlong into the water for fish.

Yellow-crowned Night Heron

Yellow-crowned Night Heron is solitary and secretive near shallow water with heavy cover nearby.

Roseate Spoonbill

Roseate Spoonbill walks forward slowly while swinging its head in the water from side to side and sifting the muck for small fish and beetles with its wide flat bill.

Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret is known by its yellow feet, often referred to as golden slippers. Slaughtered for its hat plumes in the 19th century but now protected.

Ibis twins

Ibis has a decurved beak for fishing.


This Ibis is cracking and eating a freshly caught crab.


Blue Heron
Blue Herons sometimes stand still for hours
in shallow water.


Blue Heron

Blue Heron — When a fish swims by it runs and attacks
with a rapid thrust of its bill.

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