The Celery Fields, Sarasota Florida

It has been a very dry spring in Sarasota Florida area.  The water level at the ponds around the Celery fields has been going down, making it a great feeding area for many birds.

I decided to stop by the pond a few times when I was home.  There were dowitchers, yellow legs, herons, ibis, spoonbills, stilts, sandhill cranes and many other species around.  Stilts and Dowitchers were two species that I have not photographed a lot in the past.

For more information about this place, please visit http://www.sarasotaaudubon.org/capital-campaign/the-celery-fields/

_TLP2094-copyGlossy ibis landing

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_TLP2340-copyDowitchers were having territory disputes.