Blue Monday’s in Florida mean blue skies! I’m often asked if I increase the vibrancy on the blue of our skies but we truly have sublime unreal blue. I’ve always loved Spring and Summer and I must admit that the weather here in Florida is part of the draw (including 1000 new residents daily)! The green of the trees and blue of the skies - the tropical rains, the turquoise Gulf of Mexico - great way to start a Monday! Just as this beautiful Yellow Crowned Bight Heron showing off his beautiful wings as he headed out over the clear blue seas....Have a great week everyone! 🐦 Yellow-crowned Night-Herons usually walk slowly, using a bent-over posture when foraging, and fly with slow wingbeats. 🐦Courting Yellow-crowned Night-Herons perform display flights, along with a neck-stretching display: the male slowly raises and then quickly retracts his head while fanning his long shoulder plumes. 🐦The female will sometimes reciprocate. They form socially monogamous pairs, and some maintain their bonds from year to year. 🐦Pairs may nest close together, but both adults and young defend the site from intruders, lunging and jabbing with their bills while squawking. 🐦Older young may peck or trample younger siblings and even push them out of the nest. 🐦After the breeding season, young birds often disperse to the north or west before heading to wintering grounds.
Soon it got dusk, a grapy dusk, a purple dusk over tangerine groves and long melon fields; the sun the color of pressed grapes, slashed with burgandy red, the fields the color of love and Spanish mysteries.