Two very young green herons were waiting for mom to come back with food. They were standing on the boardwalk rail. As soon as they saw mom come into the bushes they hopped back on the branches and headed deep in the bush to get fed.
A common moorhen family. There were at least 6 families along the ponds.
Young grackles and their parents were along the boardwalk.
The usual birds along the boardwalk, a blue jay, an osprey eating a fish on top of one of the office buildings and one of the many anhingas.
A walk around Carillon Park after work in early May.
Lots of turtles at Carillon Park. The ponds have sunning boards for the turtles to hang out on.
Magnolias along the boardwalk.
An ibis taking a bath. It was so hot I wanted to jump in with him.
A few bunnies along the trail.
Colors in the fountain.
I haven’t seen a lesser yellowlegs in a long time much less at this park.
A quick walk around a park nearby work before heading home in early May.
A lone sleepy spoonbill along the walking path.
Crazy parrots high up in the trees.
A pelican and anhinga getting ready for bed.
A green heron trying to grab one last bite before dark.
Not sure if these turtles had been napping all day or if they just climbed up to sleep for the night. There’s a fun little floating pad for them to sleep on.
This guy was relaxing.
Clouds rolling in before the sun going down. A quick walk before dark at the office park near my work right before the time change. No more walks after work until late March.
I saw this lone spoonbill at the office park lake near my work. I noticed that his eye looked a little funny and he was banded. It seemed okay, just sleepy.
Not sure what these baby mallards were trying to eat. Just like a baby, everything goes in the mouth.
A moorhen Mom with a few new babies.
Some very young grackles waiting for Mom to come back with food.
A male grackle shining in the sun.
A baby grackle getting his footing.
“Ha, Ha, I got weeds stuck on my beak.”
A kildeer couple at the back pond. This is the first time I’ve seen kildeer here.
Mossy turtle drying off.
Tons of bunnies along the running path.
The bell tower in the middle of an office park.
When I got closer to the bell tower, I realized there was an osprey nest on top of it.
Heading over the lake.
Must be looking for dinner.
I stopped by Carillon Park after work for a walk around the lakes (or just really big ponds). Tons of people jogging and dog walking. I don’t get out before dark much anymore after work so this was a treat to get out.
“I’m eating over here.” said the spoonbill.
I realized as he flew off he was banded. I could not make out the numbers on either picture.
Another palm warbler.
Yellow rumped warblers are starting to show up.
Stretching out on the floating pad in the pond.
The cormorants rule the boardwalk.
A tiny turtle soaking up some sun.
Another one on a log.
Blue jay with a nut from a palm tree.
This was the first time I have walked around the trail and boardwalk at Carillon park on a Saturday morning. Since it’s so close to work I usually only go after work in the summer. It’s usually packed with joggers and walkers. It was quiet this morning and weird to be there on a Saturday since it’s surrounded by office buildings. I went looking for an albino coot that had been reported there everyday for a week. Of course, by the time I get there, he’s gone. Maybe he was just close by and will come back over before winter is over.
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