Up close with a ruddy duck.
And black bellied whistling ducks. One was missing an eye
A pretty lady wood duck.
A very important sign. Even the night heron standing in front of it should not be fed.
“Hooo’s there?” said the burrowing owl.
Crawling critters behind glass.
Growing inside the aquarium, the beauty berry can be see in the many of the parks around Tampa. The birds and critters eat the berries.
On the wall in the aquarium, this would make cool wallpaper.
A few things from a recent trip to the Florida Aquarium in Tampa. When it’s too hot to see the fishies from the beach, it’s time to head inside at the aquarium.
Little critters. The little critters in the 2nd shot are making more little critters.
A sleepy night heron and a green heron standing at attention.
A couple of grackles having words.
Some juvenile grackles waiting to be fed.
Making more young moorhens.
I’ve been seeing bunnies everywhere.
The river is starting to choke up with the above plant.
A few things from my walk at Largo Nature Preserve in late June.
Red bellied woodpecker
Yellow crowned night heron
My favorite little titmouses.
A young mockingbird
Juvenile little blue heron in a sea of green and purple.
Curious baby great horned owls from high up in a pine tree.
A few birds in June at Chesnut Park.
Always a lot of vultures on the trails here.
Tons of hawks too.
Many green herons.
Soon there will be more moorhens.
The usual glossy ibis, wood stork with a stick, a snowy egret and a juvenile night heron all hanging out in the marsh.
The sky is always full of osprey.
At Circle B Bar Reserve.
I had not been to Kapok Park in over a year. Not much had changed at this tiny park in the middle of a neighborhood. There wasn’t many birds there. Every once in a while something fairly rare turns up here but not in a while. Just a bunch of herons there on my visit (Little blue, great blue and night).
The small lake is full of turtles and they always hang out at the boardwalk since people feed them.
I rarely see alligators there but they ARE there. Any lake in central Florida is going to have a gator hiding somewhere.
Tiny lizard I saw through the boardwalk.
Pretty plants near the lake.
Yes, these dogs are supposed to be on leashes but they were having so much fun and no one else was around early that morning. I wanted to run and play with them.
Lots of birds flying by, an osprey adding to a nest and a night heron.
A great blue heron standing on a nest doing a mating dance (flirting).
The nest closest to the trail had a parent waiting for the eggs to hatch (since this visit in early February a baby has hatched. Pictures to come later.)
It that a “I’m choking” signal or just a big yawn?
Hawk hanging out.
A Carolina wren singing the blues.
Lots of glossy ibis.
This is the year of the turtles at this park.
And alligators too. They are getting a lot of press right now. Who knew there were alligators in central Florida???!!
All at Circle B Bar Reserve.
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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 blue headed vireo.