Bird Photography in Southwest Florida

It is that time of the year where the birds are in breeding plumage and busy with the nesting season.  I went out and photographed for about 5 days recently and this is what I was able to capture.  These are photographed around Bradenton all the way to Venice, Florida.












After a short break, it felt great to finally to go out with my gear and do some photography.  The first stop I made was the Venice Rookery.  It was cold, windy and cloudy most of the evening.  I was lucky enough to have some break where everything came together.  I managed to captured the following images on the first visit at the rookery.  Both images shot with 7DII + 200-400mm @ 1/1600, f/8, ISO500.

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