Grumpy ole muscovy duck.
Different pretty ducks at the lake.
The lesser scaup stayed in the middle of the lake.
Friends hanging out together.
The geese stick together.
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.
Snowy egrets waiting for a handout from a fisherman.
Cormorants keeping an eye on things from up high.
The juvenile reddish egret is still hanging around the pier.
The usual oystercatcher couple trying to stand out in the crowd.
A sandwich tern taking a bath.
A young sandwich tern still screaming for Mom to bring a snack.
A laughing gull with a shell.
Lots of different birds hanging around the fishing pier at Fort Desoto.
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?!?
I think these are least sandpipers.
A wood stork watching the fishing boats go by.
A face only a mother could love. They look prehistoric.
Cormorants swimming by.
An oystercatcher trying to take a morning nap.
This is a regular couple at the north beach tip.
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