Usual suspects - and a mystery bird
Most of these birds are common in the swamps & marshes of SW Florid - and familiar to me. Such as those here: two greater yellowlegs (4 to be literal), an ibis, and a group of Black-necked stilts (the ones who seem to wade on toothpick stilts).
But the one closest to center here, small, black-purple-blue (or maybe 2-tone/glossy)... sharp beak, solo, not on a tree... Unusual,
I've yet to hit the field guides, though I don't remember ever seeing this. Who knows? Maybe they're common! Some type of Florida jay? Not a scrub or pinyon jay, though they look similar (say the guidebooks), and they stay inland in dry scrub, not here. Mystified.
Anyone know this bird offhand? The tail almost looks jay or mockingbird, but... It's got me! Probably common! (somewhere). But I've never seen it, or at least never photographed it. I don't think
it's a common crow or blackbird I see mostly on land and trees. But... ?