How sad and cute is this guy? I found him digging around in the ditch on Marsh Rabbit Run trail.
Dragonflies are everywhere now.
Two snowy egrets chasing each other. Is it still mating season?
Purple gallinule with his candy corn beak. Lately there have been a few on the edge of Wading Bird Way trail.
Green heron in his usual spot on Alligator Alley trail.
It looks like this guy is trying to swim on the rock. Yes, turtles do have personality.
This one is a stomach clincher. We had heard about the dead alligator on Alligator Alley when we first got to Circle B Bar Reserve. We could smell it long before we got to it. It looked like it was blending into the mud. The trees around it were covered with vultures taking turns getting a bite. It had been there for a few days if not longer. I don’t know if anyone ever found out what happened to it. Did it die of old age?
Another beautiful Saturday morning at Circle B Bar Reserve in Lakeland. This was in early June. There weren’t a large variety of birds there but some other interesting things. I still haven’t found the barred owls at the end of Alligator Alley. I’ll keep looking.
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