19 May 2010
These birds were very important to me over the last few weeks. They are everywhere.. and add a lot of activity, dimension, and life to your day.
Some times -- they take my breath away!
The poputlation of the birds is down during the summer here. I hope to return this winter to see the migrating birds.
Also, the population of the Everglade birds has been diminished by 90% since the turn of the century-- due to water table/habitat change, hunting, and robbing the birds for plumage for hats in the early 1900's.
4" h x 11" w