Rising in a white cloud above the wetlands ponds, the water birds circle until they feel safe to land again. The ponds are regularly drained and the spoonbills and egrets find lots of tasty snacks in the mud that’s left.

Many thanks for checking out my photos, please feel free to give feedback! My wanderings in nature and observations of birds, particularly raptors, is what gives me great joy and constantly reminds me of the beauty and strength of life. My favourites are raptors, I love their freedom, grace, ruthlessness, pride, adaptability and flexibility and I learn much about parenting, protection and blind faith from them.
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  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersover 4 years ago

    What an amazing shot!! . . .

  • Many thanks … lots of waterbirds in the wetlands at this time of year, I love how graceful they are!

    – byronbackyard

  • Khaled EL Tangeer
    Khaled EL Tangeerover 4 years ago


  • Many thanks, I think they are happy as there’s plenty of food at this time of year!

    – byronbackyard

  • Priska Wettstein
    Priska Wettsteinover 4 years ago

    Very beautiful, all this birds in the sky.
    Like it!

  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanover 4 years ago

    oh la la this is great :))

  • Thanks Jenny, common birds here but very graceful!

    – byronbackyard

  • Kylie  Sheahen
    Kylie Sheahenover 4 years ago

    Wow awesome capture! :))

  • Thanks so much Kylie, glad you like it!

    – byronbackyard

  • lukasdf
    lukasdfover 4 years ago

    Great work, well done!

  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

  • CanyonWind
    CanyonWindover 4 years ago

  • swaby
    swabyover 4 years ago

    Bravo, a fabulous catch! Congratulations!

  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

  • Brenda Burnett
    Brenda Burnettover 4 years ago

    Beautiful photo. Great job. Brenda

  • Thanks so much Brenda!

    – byronbackyard

  • JoyceIone
    JoyceIoneover 4 years ago

    Love this shot!

  • Thanks so much!

    – byronbackyard

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