This adult Sand Hill Crane is in very deep grass. These birds are common along the roadways of Florida and often hold up traffic as they wander out into the street. This is an adult as evidenced by the red cap.
Pet birds can sometimes escape their cages and venture out into the "wild". In Florida many of these former pets survive for years in the sub-tropic or tropic environment. I've seen odd flocks made up of parrots, canaries and cockatiels , joining together to learn to live without cages and humans to bring them food. This parrot found an unlikely perch on a palm tree in Anna Maria, Florida.
A turkey vulture in Myakka River State Park in Sarasota, Florida. The park is most known for its alligators, but has a huge population of vultures, though most are black vultures. I'v used this shot on birthday cards along with a line like "a little birdie told me it was your birthday and he was meeting you for lunch". I am known for a weird sense of humor.
Storms out in the Gulf of Mexico will sometimes send foam onto the beaches. While this can sometimes be a problem, it is often a natural occurrence and of no danger. Taken on Caspersen Beach in Venice, Florida.
Anhingas, locally known as "snake birds" are often referred to as comorants, by our northern friends. It would be very unusual to see a comorant in Florida. These birds spend a lot of time under water looking for food, sometimes just their neck and head are visible making them look like a snake. After diving for fist they will often be seen drying their wings in the sun.