Duck, Duck, Goose……

DSC_5333

Grumpy ole muscovy duck.

DSC_5335

DSC_5375

DSC_5376

DSC_5381

Different pretty ducks at the lake.

DSC_5383

DSC_5386

The lesser scaup stayed in the middle of the lake.

DSC_5349

Friends hanging out together.

DSC_5351

DSC_5342

DSC_5368

The geese stick together.

DSC_5341

Interesting pigeon.

DSC_5370

There’s always a green heron at one end of the lake.

I hadn’t been to Crescent Lake Park in downtown St. Pete in a long time. I had to run some errands near there right before Christmas so I brought my camera along and walked around the lake early that morning before my errands. Nothing new there but it was a nice morning out.

Saturday's Critters

Birds at the fishing pier

DSC_3357

Snowy egrets waiting for a handout from a fisherman.

DSC_3441

Cormorants keeping an eye on things from up high.

DSC_3413

The juvenile reddish egret is still hanging around the pier.

DSC_3405

DSC_3382

The usual oystercatcher couple trying to stand out in the crowd.

DSC_3388

DSC_3389

DSC_3391

DSC_3392

A sandwich tern taking a bath.

DSC_3394

A young sandwich tern still screaming for Mom to bring a snack.

DSC_3398

DSC_3400

DSC_3401

A laughing gull with a shell.

Lots of different birds hanging around the fishing pier at Fort Desoto.

Saturday's Critters

Things around the water

DSC_6867

Even though you don’t see any spots now, this is a spotted sandpiper. During breeding season (summer) this guy has brown spots all over his stomach. Isn’t that sexy?!?

DSC_6871

I think these are least sandpipers.

DSC_6878

A wood stork watching the fishing boats go by.

DSC_6880

A face only a mother could love. They look prehistoric.

DSC_6897

Cormorants swimming by.

DSC_6955

An oystercatcher trying to take a morning nap.

DSC_6968

This is a regular couple at the north beach tip.

DSC_6847

I’m not sure if I would want to stand in water waist deep fishing all morning. These guys didn’t seem to mind. At least they stayed cool.

Just a few critters around Fort Desoto Park on a recent trip.

Linking to Saturday’s critters