Birds at the Botanical Gardens

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A young osprey sitting on the nest which is on top of a drum on a utility tower. He was probably born in February or March? He still has the bright orange eyes and spots on his feathers that juveniles have.

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A green heron hiding in the pond.

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A house sparrow hiding in the tree.

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A very young starling getting a drink in the fountain.

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A brown thrasher hiding in the tree.

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There were two thrashers flying around the herb garden.

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One flew on the fence. Yuk, is that a bug he was trying to eat?

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Now he’s just posing for me.

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Yes, more baby moorhens. They are everywhere.

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Look how big those feet are!!

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There is a fruit garden section and this squirrel has grabbed some type of fruit that had fallen on the ground. Looks like an apple or pear. He hit the jackpot with that big piece.

Just a few things on my walk around the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo. It was pretty quiet. I had not been there since late December and the grounds looked really nice. A lot of work had been done by volunteers. It’s free to get in so it’s a nice place to stop and walk around for an hour or two. Plus, you might find a few birds there.

Linking to Saturday’s Critters

6 thoughts on “Birds at the Botanical Gardens

  1. Great collection of birds and photos.. I love the Brown Thrasher shots and the cute Coot chick.. Thank you for linking up with my critter party. Enjoy your weekend!

  2. The Moorhen does have some feet to grow into! Nice of the Brown Thrasher to pose perfectly, they are fun birds to have around and watch. The squirrel really did make out with its find.

  3. Wonderful selection of birds during you walk at the Botanic Gardens and that Squirrel has struck it lucky finding that large fruit. Have a great weekend.

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