Least terns were just starting to mate on the beach at Sand Key Park in late June.
A crazed looking juvenile mockingbird was also on the beach.
On osprey was guarding the jetti with his fish.
A small storm was moving in across the beach. The tourist pirate ship started to head out into the gulf but then turned around and came back into the bay. That trip must have gotten cut short. It started to sprinkle as I walked back down the beach to my car but then the sun came out just as fast.
I think it was going to end up being a perfect day after the morning storms moved through. I had stopped by the park to see if the least terns were nesting yet. They were there but none of them were sitting on eggs yet. People were starting to come out to the beach once the sun came out. It was time for me to go home and have lunch.
This young Carolina wren was hopping all over the place.
Usual birds: a sparrow, robin and baby mockingbird.
A rare bird for me, one that I don’t see in my area of Florida is the American Goldfinch. There were several in the back of the gardens eating the flowers.
I saw several hummingbirds buzzing around but I could only catch this one.
Lots of little critters at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens during my trip in August.
Red bellied woodpecker
Yellow crowned night heron
My favorite little titmouses.
A young mockingbird
Juvenile little blue heron in a sea of green and purple.
Curious baby great horned owls from high up in a pine tree.
A few birds in June at Chesnut Park.
Crazy young mockingbird.
Great blue heron soaking up the morning sun.
A moorhen taking a bath.
A white ibis high up in a tree.
Wild parrots are common at the Largo Nature Preserve.
A very young little blue heron coming in for a landing. He was a little unsteady on his feet.
Just a few things I saw on my Saturday morning walk at Largo Nature Preserve.