The young black swans were almost grown up in late April although they were half the size of the parents and still fuzzy gray. I stopped by Lake Morton on the way home from Bot Tower Gardens and did a walk around the lake before heading home.
This black swan was still sitting on eggs. It looks like she had 3 of them.
There were lots of young mute swans at various ages as well.
This mute swan was checking out her eggs.
Some of the swans were still flirting.
There was a small flock of white pelicans still hanging around. I didn’t think they stayed here all year round but they should have headed north by now. I love those pink and orange beaks.
Even the laughing gulls were flirting. It’s weird to see gulls at this lake since it’s in the middle of the state but there’s always a lot of them here. Maybe because people feed the ducks and swans so the gulls are trying to get a free handout.
A baby moorhen walking around in the grass with those big feet.
I heard some noise near the top of the cypress trees and realized there was a great blue heron nest up there with some almost grown babies.
A turtle posing for me.