Tag Archives: green heron

Morning walk with the usual suspects.

The anhingas are always along the trail striking a pose. All of the usuals: green heron, wood stork, snowy egret and limpkin. I’ve been seeing the purple gallinules on a regular basis in the same spot. The one with the … Continue reading

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So many birds….

Black bellied whistling ducks are a rare sight to see up close. Years ago they would hang out right on the trail and the trees right on the trail would be full of them.  Now you can only hear them … Continue reading

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My version of “Quack” Friday.

White ibis coming in for a landing. A great blue heron posing for me. Since there is an abundance of green herons this year, you’ll be seeing a lot of these. I had heard there were black bellied whistling duck … Continue reading

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Early December walk at Lettuce Lake Park.

I’ve seen lots of green herons lately. You can always find black crowned night herons near the boardwalk. Yes, more cute gnatcatchers. Some type of warbler with a snack Another type of warbler with a snack. An uncommon for Tampa … Continue reading

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My first trip to Ding Darling.

A cormorant and a green heron along the water. A juvenile night heron filling up on fiddler crabs. The fiddler crabs were out by the thousands since it was a low tide. Pretty purple. Mangroves at low tide. You can … Continue reading

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Lots of fun things in a small park.

 I can always find green herons at this lake. This looks like a young mallard that’s molting and getting his male feathers in. Lots of young blue jays. A grackle with a yummy snack. A leucistic Eurasian collared-dove.  It’s rare … Continue reading

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Hot walk in late May.

Great egrets were in the trees and on the trails. A young limpkin preening. A bunny on the trail. Ready, set, go! The green heron was diving for snacks. Floating by. White ibis up in the sky. These are from … Continue reading

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A typical morning in central Florida.

I still haven’t seen any news on this great blue heron nest. A while ago there was a great blue heron always sitting on the nest for weeks. Then it was abandoned.  Weeks later when I was there, I saw … Continue reading

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Little birds in early March

The northern parulas were looking pretty in their bright colors. There’s always a few yellow-rumped warblers around right before spring. I found one in the pond. Carolina Wrens were showing off. A green heron trying to hide. Just a few … Continue reading

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A late February walk at Circle B Bar Reserve

Great blue herons were all over the park. Including several sitting on nests. A green heron was stalking something. A sparrow hiding in the bushes. The only black bellied whistling ducks I saw. The park use to be full of … Continue reading

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