I spent a few days in Citrus County, FL and did a lot of birding last week. One memorable morning was a quite ride by boat on the Chassahowitzka River in Homosassa where there were Herons everywhere. We even had a manatee come up to our boat and we got to pat it. It was a very cool experience.
First image is a Green Heron getting all territorial. He was magnificent.
These are a pair of Black Skimmers at Fort Island Beach
This is a Great Blue Heron chick.