Chesnut Park on a Saturday morning.

Standing on the observation tower, an osprey saw me and said “Hey, there’s Dina. I’m going to swing by and give her a hug.” or maybe not.¬† He just banked and kept cruising by.

A juvenile moorhen eating yucky pond grass.

Limpkins were everywhere. Up on the boardwalk and down in the swamp with a snail.

This guy must have gotten a piece of some bad tasting grass.

Trying to hide on a log. Not sure what this guy was but I was using a long lens.

Before Hurricane Irma took down a lot of the trees.

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You are such a “deer”.

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Since Chesnut Park was void of birds in late March, I spent some time walking the far back boardwalk and hanging out with a deer family. I saw the buck and kept my distance. I rarely see bucks here in this park. A ranger once told me they come down to this park from other reserves a little farther north during mating season. Hopefully, I’ll see some little spotted fawns this summer.

Saturday's Critters

Having a Bambi moment

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I was heading back to my car at Chesnut Park recently and was thinking this was going to be a zero deer sighting trip. I hadn’t seen one all morning. When I got back to my car this lone deer was grazing near my car. She watched me for a minute while I took her picture and then she started walking towards me. I wanted to keep my distance so I hopped in my car and started to drive off. I saw the buck at the last minute. I snapped a quick shot out the ¬†window before leaving.