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.
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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.
Nothing new on my recent walk around Chesnut Park. The catbirds are back for the winter and you could hear them calling all over the park.
I have to laugh at myself. As I was driving out of the park I saw movement over by the bushes. I stopped thinking “Is that a bobcat?”. No, just a regular house cat that looks like he’s well fed. I don’t think he had a collar on.
All of the ponds are really pretty with the purple flowers in them.
A typical scene at most of the parks since Hurricane Irma came through. Huge trees on their sides leaving big holes in the ground and lots of piles of cut up trunks waiting to be mulched.
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Wood duck babies are so cute. I found this little family at a hidden pond at the Largo Botanical Gardens in May.
After walking around the gardens, I headed over to Largo Nature Preserve and found this baby limpkin following Mom under the boardwalk.
I was staring at this turtle that was sitting just underneath the below.
A bald eagle was sitting on a utility tower in the park. I don’t think anyone else walking by noticed the eagle just sitting up there.
I was taking pictures of the colors of the high plants across the creek and looked down and saw these guys staring up at me like “Feed us.”
All taken back in late April.
Great egrets and spoonbills were in the air and in the muck.
Bittern, limpkin, anhinga and wood stork on the trail.
A house wren hiding in the bushes.
Coot with cool feet.
A kingfisher actually sitting still.
Purple gallinule eating something yucky.
Lots of activity in late March at Circle B Bar Reserve but nothing unusual.