Almost two months later and Mom owl is still sitting on the nest. A week after I took this I stopped by again and she had abandoned the nest. No owl babies at this park this year. Last year there were twins. We don’t know what happened. Did she not actually lay any eggs? Were the eggs bad? I’ll check back again next spring.
The other owl was sitting a few branches away. What was he thinking? 1)”I’m so glad I don’t have to spend all night hunting for screaming baby brats”. 2)”Now I can go back up north early this year.” 3)”Sorry photogs, no baby owl pictures this year. You can all go home now.” 4)”Maybe I’m too old to be raising kids.”
I haven’t seen a lot of kingfishers this winter. The one that usually hangs out behind my house has only stopped by once for a few seconds. This one was flying in between the short bald cypress trees.
Mockingbird posing nicely.
A limpkin was walking through the reeds. This lake is full of limpkins.
He was dragging a clam shell over to the side to eat.
Osprey were flying overhead looking for a fish to snatch.
On my way home, I stopped by the baseball park near my neighborhood. As I drive by I kept hearing parakeets so I decided to drive through the park. Several of the lights had nests in them. Two of the nests had parakeet couples looking back at me. I guess that’s why these birds just keep multiplying here.
Butterfly under the parakeet nest.
Practicing my “bee on flower” shots.
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