You can always find a carolina wren at the nature center.
Little critters buzzing around the flowers near the feeders at the nature center.
A bunny hops by.
I made a new friend sitting on the boardwalk waiting for the hummingbirds to show up.
A few four-legged critters walked by with their two-legged critters.
Some type of moth cocoon.
You see lots of interesting things waiting around for a hummingbird to show up. The firebushes around the nature center at Lettuce Lake Park usually has them buzzing around this time of year. After an hour, I had only seen 2 of them quickly going by and I only got blurry pictures. It was just too hot in August to sit around any longer so I went home for lunch.
Carolina wrens were singing all over the park.
My favorite little titmouses.
Chickadee checking me out.
A juvenile little blue heron looking for gators!
There was one close by.
Fall in the summer.
Someone had been feeding the squirrels right before I got there.
I was looking in the spoonbill exhibit and noticed a wild spoonbill on top of the exhibit looking in. I think he wanted to join the party inside for some treats.
Some wild birds at the zoo: a Carolina wren, 2 black vultures preening each other, a house sparrow working on a nest in the gift shop sign and a baby duck in one of the ponds.
Elephants playing in the first picture with the 3 legged impala watching.
Grumpy old bird (that was just born this spring). Marabou stork.
Making faces with Mom.
Showing off on a tree branch.
I was tempted to join these ladies who looked like they were having too much fun but I didn’t have the right color shirt or hat on.
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The usual suspects at the lake.
There wasn’t many little birds there but I did catch the above northern parula and carolina wren.
A few wood ducks floating around.
Teeny tiny critters along the boardwalk.
Just a few things from a recent walk at Lettuce Lake Park in north Tampa.
Lots of birds flying by, an osprey adding to a nest and a night heron.
A great blue heron standing on a nest doing a mating dance (flirting).
The nest closest to the trail had a parent waiting for the eggs to hatch (since this visit in early February a baby has hatched. Pictures to come later.)
It that a “I’m choking” signal or just a big yawn?
Hawk hanging out.
A Carolina wren singing the blues.
Lots of glossy ibis.
This is the year of the turtles at this park.
And alligators too. They are getting a lot of press right now. Who knew there were alligators in central Florida???!!
All at Circle B Bar Reserve.
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Seen out in the marsh: black crowned night heron, pied grebe, American bittern, glossy ibis and an anhinga.
Saw the above Carolina wren hiding in a bush.
A great egret playing with his meal.
I saw this hawk on a branch right over the trail. I realized he was eating something. I think it was a praying mantis.
Lots of birds on the trails at Circle B Bar Reserve in early January.