Quiz: Identify Them in Flight

Waterbirds in flight, Florida 2013 (photo by Don Weiss)
Waterbirds in flight, Florida 2013 (photo by Don Weiss)

Can you identify these birds in flight?

Hints:

  • Don Weiss took the photo at Merritt Island, Florida.
  • I see 6 species.   Do you see more?
  • The pink ones are my favorite.
  • I see wood storks.  (But I'm wrong!  They are white pelicans.)

 

(photo by Don Weiss)

The Answer ... or at least part of the answer ...

Annotated birds in flight (photo by Don Weiss)
Annotated birds in flight (photo by Don Weiss)

  1. Glossy ibis
  2. White pelican --> white tail & black doesn't extend all the way to the body
  3. Common tern?  (Certainly a tern)
  4. Snowy egret (kc saw yellow feet)
  5. Great egret
  6. Roseate spoonbill
  7. White ibis

Any others?

5 thoughts on “Quiz: Identify Them in Flight

    1. Oooooo, kc! I didn’t see the snowy egrets. Do you see wood storks at the back? If so we now have 7 species

    2. I don’t see the wood stork though I am squinting at the photo. I think there is a snowy egret above the great egrets. It think I see yellow feet.

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