No babies yet in north Tampa

DSC_0209 DSC_0223 DSC_0226 DSC_0237 DSC_0245

A few muscovy ducks showing off.

DSC_0218

The great egrets are starting to get that lime green color around their eyes. That means it’s mating time already.

DSC_0257

DSC_0248

DSC_0265

Cormorants were fighting for nesting spots high up in the trees.

There’s a small rookery in a north Tampa neighborhood that is covered with nests in the spring. I found out about this little pond late last spring and most of the babies were almost grown up. I was near the area and stopped by to see if there were any babies yet in late January. I guess ┬áit’s still too early for the egrets and storks to be nesting. Even though the eagles and owls already have them, the water birds are a little later. I’ll check back in late March.

Our World Tuesday Graphic