I stopped by to visit my buddy Big Red. When there are no other birds around you can always count on Big Red to be there.
Taking off to catch some fish.
Mullet up close. Some guys were on the beach catching mullet in a net. After 10 years of watching them jump out of the water in my backyard, this is the first time I’ve seen one up close. Other than the smoked mullet that my husband likes to eat.
Sorry guy, but you’re going to end up on a cracker.
Eating a dropped chip on a picnic table.
Berries were all over the park.
Butterflies are still around.
As well as the yellow beach flowers.
Weird grass growing on the beach.
Two female ring billed ducks looking for some action.
Not many birds around at Fort Desoto park right before the holidays.
Pretty things were still blooming in the winter in central Florida. On a cold (60 degrees) sunny morning I headed out for a good 3 hour walk. I went to the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo. Not many birds there but still lots of flowers blooming. I know, everyone else is showing off their pretty snow pictures but soon they’ll be wishing they were down here for a visit.
Even though it was late October, color was everywhere at Bok Tower Gardens. Flowers were still blooming and probably will be through December, unless we get a freak cold spell before Christmas. I’ve heard they decorate for the holidays so I might have to try to get over there before the New Year.
It has poured all night. I was tempted to stay in bed on Saturday morning. I decided to get up because I hear that rain brings the birds in. When I headed out to Chesnut Park, the rain had stopped. According to the weather radar it was not going to rain again that morning. I did get a few sprinkles. The dark clouds did not clear up like the news said. It was dark all morning. I struggled to get any decent pictures. I had my ISO up to 3200 but still had trouble getting a clear shot in the woods. The park was flooded, the boardwalks were slippery and the birds were scarce. The few that were there were high up in the trees. Too high to get pictures. At least I was out and got a good 3 hour walk in.