It was a beautiful morning for a walk at Circle B Bar Reserve in early November.
A pretty mushroom on the trail. I rarely see them with color.
Critters on branches include a black bellied whistling duck, a tricolored heron and an anhinga that looks like she’s going through a full moult.
The whistlers have been regulars along the trail during the winter.
I thought this juvenile night heron was sleeping but he popped his head up after a few seconds. That pattern on his wings is very cool and goes well with his bright orange eyes.
Far across the lake I could see both eagles sitting high up in a cypress tree.
I saw the crowd as I was walking down the trail and realized they were watching a tiny alligator cross the trail. He looked so tiny compared to the big ones along the trail. It was almost comical to watch him cross.