March 8, 2018
I’m not a bird photographer. I don’t have the requisite long lens to do most birds justice. But I was excited to see these three ibises flying at the Robinson Preserve and thought I’d try following them with my too-short lens. Hah! They’re in focus! The bridge in the background is the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, which connects St. Pete (no one calls it St. Petersburg) to points south. It is a very long bridge—more than four miles end to end—giving travellers plenty of time to contemplate what would happen if another ship crashed into it.
March 27, 2014
This troop of American White Ibises came along as I was photographing the dead trees on Longboat Key. Unlike the Great Blue Herons and the egrets, the ibises I see around here are almost always in flocks.