A purple gallinule shining through the reeds.
A pretty common yellowthroat in the shade.
A cute grebe floating around.
A little blue heron taking a gulp.
A red-eyed vireo being shy.
A downy woodpecker high up in a tree.
A limpkin looking down at me from up above.
A palm warbler reaching for the stars.
A white pelican all alone.
Moorhens imitating each other.
Tiny hummingbirds humming in the firebush.
Some of the birds on my recent walk around Circle B Bar Reserve.
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Tiny flying things at Bok Tower Gardens.
Flowers and plants along the trail at Largo Nature Preserve.
The birds here aren’t the only ones who hang out on boardwalk. This squirrel was eating right over my head. I was watching him walk out on the branch and grab the little berries. He did not care that I was a few feet from him.
I saw this cute retired couple walking along the trail, still holding hands.
A white eyed vireo.
A juvenile night heron, born in early spring. He looks grumpy.
Probably cause he’s trying to sleep and it’s sunny outside and the parrots are noisy.
His parent looks even grumpier.
A female anhinga looking over her shoulder.
A juvenile little blue heron. He’ll be all blue after his first year.
An osprey in a tree right on the trail.
A great egret giving me a typical Florida pose.
I found another juvenile night heron along the river bank. This one looks a little bit older than the one picture above. His feathers are starting to turn gray.
Largo Nature Preserve is a small park. It’s square-shaped park. One side has a golf course, one side has a neighborhood, one has a model airplane field and the other is the parking lot coming off a busy road. It’s rare to see something unusual there but the bigger birds that hang out there let you get pretty close. Especially along the boardwalk. Most of them won’t move if you walk by them while they are standing on the railing. Night herons nest here so the babies grow up sleeping in the trees that are only a few feet away from the boardwalk.
Snowy egrets waiting for a handout from a fisherman.
Cormorants keeping an eye on things from up high.
The juvenile reddish egret is still hanging around the pier.
The usual oystercatcher couple trying to stand out in the crowd.
A sandwich tern taking a bath.
A young sandwich tern still screaming for Mom to bring a snack.
A laughing gull with a shell.
Lots of different birds hanging around the fishing pier at Fort Desoto.
Creepy crawlers along the trail.
Weird things growing along the trail.
The yellow flowers were all along the trail.
The new dock along the trail and the view from the dock.
An early November walk at Circle B Bar Reserve.
All of the above are permanently injured birds that live at McGough Nature Park . They were at the Craft show greeting people so everyone can learn about the birds. The hawk in the first picture was showing off his missing eye.
I saw this big beautiful dog and was watching him make friends with a much smaller dog. The smaller dog was trying to be a big tough dog and the bigger dog just sniffed him and gave him a kiss. They played together for a few minutes before their owners had to leave.
I’m not sure what kind of dog this was but there was two of them and the ladies were brushing them and weaving their fur into blankets and scarves. They just sat their and enjoyed the people walking by.
I picked a good day to drive across town and walk around the Largo Botanical Gardens. Next door at the Heritage Village, they were having a Fall festival and craft show. I wandered around for a while and watched the huge crowds of people have fun on a beautiful fall day (even though it was still 86 degrees). I was tempted to get a funnel cake but the line was too long.