It’s always fun to see baby mallards (although with that yellow beak on the Mom, these may be mottled ducks). There were two families at Largo Nature Preserve in early April. One was feeding in the water and the other was walking around on the walking path. They eventually made it down to the water.
The two northern shovelers were still there. They are probably up north for the summer by now.
Looking up in the utility tower I saw a young eagle. I often see adult eagles sitting here but today it was a younger one. Maybe 4 years old? They don’t get a full white head until their 5th year. This one still had a little brown on his. Maybe he was born in the area.
While watching the eagle, a Canadian goose flies by. They hang out on the golf course along the park so it’s not a surprise.
Across the canal a cattle egret had a dragonfly in his beak.
Brown thrashers are common here. This one was singing away.
Night herons can usually be found napping along the boardwalk.
A monk parakeet coming down to the ground to get a snack.