Saturday, May 29, 2010

Spoonbills, 18x24

Another in my series of birds and mangroves. These were two of an enormous crowd of birds at Mrazek Pond in the Everglades. I saw every bird I could think of except flamingos, plus a flock of photographers with some very serious, large lenses. I suppose some were professional photographers and some were "Birders." Bird is now a verb, you know; I have a theory about that: the term "Birdwatching" brings to mind pith helmets, khaki shorts and binoculars, kind of a goober look, whereas today's Birders are vigorous people with Tilley hats and cameras with gigantic lenses.