A walk around a pond after work

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Still working on my dragonfly shots.

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There are always bunnies along the sidewalk. They don’t seem to mind the joggers going by but if you stop for a few seconds and look at them, they hop into the bushes.

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My first brown thrasher of the year. This one was in the shade near some bushes. He had popped out to get a bug.

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Red winged blackbirds are the “go to” birds when no one else is around. This one was at least posing on a pretty weed.

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I got excited when I saw a black necked stilt. I’ve never seen one at this pond before.

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I got even more excited when I saw another one sitting on a nest. This is a slim chance nest though. She’s on a mud flat near the edge of the pond during a drought. If we get more than 3 inches of rain it will flood this nest. Rainy season was just about to start. This pond has a lot of small alligators creeping around. This was in mid-May and I haven’t made it back to see if the nest was still there. It’s a tough one.

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Seeing a slight rainbow before the sun went down.

I hit the park near work for a walk before heading home. This was the same area where I had seen the sora rails. I had heard there was a Virginia rail there and went looking for it. No luck on the rail but I did see the stilt on the nest.

7 thoughts on “A walk around a pond after work

  1. HI Lovely set of photos. Great to see the Blak winged Stilt and especially on its nest. I loved the last shot with the different colours through the spray. Margaret

  2. Great shots, Dina! The Stilts built a nest at our local wetlands too! This week all 4 eggs hatched! I hope all the little chicks stay safe (lots of gators there too)!

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