I decided to visit the small McGough Park to see if there were any migrating birds in the trees behind the turtle pond. Of course I had no luck on the birds but the pond is always full of turtles. Many were already coming out on the bank to soak up the sun early this morning.
It’s easy to see how the park got it’s nickname “The turtle park”.
There are also gopher tortoise hidden along the trail and if you look on the ground through the trees you might find one wandering around.
A green heron posing for me.
I was sitting on a bench under a tree and this Carolina wren came down next to me and started singing. I didn’t even have to crop this shot.
The park is also home to some permanently injured birds. They are well cared for here and I was able to see this screech owl (missing an eye) on his daily walk with his care taker.
This barred owl is Eugene and was also out for a walk with his care taker. He’s missing an eye as well.