This photo was taken on one of my trips to St. Augustine while visiting a friend in Palatka. We happened upon all these birds, including this wood stork surrounded by roseate spoonbills, gathering by the bridge outside of St. Augustine heading toward A1A. I was so excited to see them – I’m always searching for birds to photograph. Photography has been my passion ever since growing up in Gainesville. I still return to visit my father and we try to hit the outdoors every time. One of the things I love most is experiencing nature and being able to photograph its beauty.

Patty Previc Graham is a retired registered nurse from Gainesville who lives in Macon, Georgia. Since her retirement, she’s been traveling frequently in search of nature to photograph. She is also a runner of marathons and half marathons. She has three grown children and one granddaughter.

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