Juvenile bald eagle soaring overhead.
“Look up. There’s a white pelican flying by.”
“Here comes a few more white pelicans.”
“Now it’s a party.” Too bad they didn’t land where we could see them.
The black vulture has an all black face.
Turkey vultures have a pink face. The one in the front looks like a juvenile. His face will turn darker pink like the one in the back and his feathers will get darker on his next molt.
A lone pelican swimming in the lake.
At first all I saw was the one white pelican swimming by far out in the lake. Later down the trail, hundreds of them flew overhead. They may have been heading to the other side of the lake but we couldn’t see them from anywhere on the trail. It was a beautiful sunny morning in late November at Circle B Bar Reserve.
Even surrounding a turkey vulture with yellow flowers cannot make him attractive.
Black vulture convention.
This is the first time I’ve seen a Wilson’s snipe at Circle B Bar Reserve. He was hiding in a small puddle out in the marsh.
The usual limpkin with a snail shot.
Tern. It’s weird to see seabirds hanging out in central Florida. Shouldn’t they be at the beach?
The first great blue heron’s nest of the season at Circle B. The nest is several trees over and much higher than last year’s nest. I’ve since heard there is at least one baby poking his head up.
This was all the way across the lake but that fish the anhinga had caught was too big to pass up and not at least try to take a shot.
Look at those feet!
Cool caterpillar on a weed.
It was right after Christmas on a Friday morning. I had just dropped my sister off at the airport for a 7am flight and headed out to Circle B Bar Reserve for a long hike. I had a few days before my hubby’s family came down for New Year’s week. The weather was cool. The first under 80 degree day we’d had in a week. But, the sun wasn’t out and it looked like it would rain any minute. The rain held off but I had to crank up my ISO to get any good light to take pictures. I’m starting to feel like a jinx on yucky weather there. Cloudy on the last 4 trips. Maybe January will be my month, sunny and 70.
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