Visiting my titmouse friends at Chesnut Park.
Saw several yellow throated warblers including one that landed on the boardwalk.
A young northern parula.
Black capped chickadees are common here during migration.
The usual birds were out on the dock, a limpkin and green heron.
Birds at Chesnut Park in September.
Linking to Wednesday Around the World.
A glossy ibis showing off his colors in the sun.
The usual birds along the trail.
Nothing new on my trip to Circle B Bar Reserve in late April. Just a long beautiful walk on a Saturday morning before the heat sets in.
I finally got some shots of the painted buntings that have hanging around the nature center at Circle B Bar Reserve.
A lady painted bunting was also present.
A juvenile indigo bunting was eating on the ground.
Other usual birds were the gnatcatcher and the yellow rumped warbler.
Sandhill cranes were around, digging in the dirt for bugs.
Lots of birds flying around.
Across the lake, an eagle sits in a bald cypress tree.
Just a few pretty things at Circle B Bar Reserve in mid-March.
A limpkin and his reflection trying to find snails.
A young red shoulder hawk landed on the boardwalk right in front of me. He sat there for a while looking around until someone walked up to him from the other side of the boardwalk and off he went.
Another adult red shoulder hawk up in a tree.
A common yellowthroat showing off.
A muscovy duck train in the parking lot.
Female belted kingfisher (Males do not have the brown stripe across the chest).
Female red bellied woodpecker (Males have full red on his head).
Male common yellowthroat (Female does not have the black mask).
Crazy green heron.
Female ruby throated hummingbird (Males have a bright red stripe across the chin).
A very young white crowned sparrow (a fairly rare one here).
A young red shoulder hawk (very common around here).
All taken on a recent visit to Circle B Bar Reserve.
The parks are full of white eyed vireos and phoebes right now.
“Common” yellowthroats are pretty common as well.
Doves get no respect even though they have pretty pink feet.
Limpkin eating a snail.
These are actually pretty cool bees, although I wouldn’t want to disturb that nest.
Gators and lizards.
Muhly grass in bloom.
Linking to Wednesday Around the World
Standing on the observation tower, an osprey saw me and said “Hey, there’s Dina. I’m going to swing by and give her a hug.” or maybe not. He just banked and kept cruising by.
A juvenile moorhen eating yucky pond grass.
Limpkins were everywhere. Up on the boardwalk and down in the swamp with a snail.
This guy must have gotten a piece of some bad tasting grass.
Trying to hide on a log. Not sure what this guy was but I was using a long lens.
Before Hurricane Irma took down a lot of the trees.