The week before Christmas I attended yoga at Zoo Tampa. It was on an early Saturday morning. The weather was perfect. They had a few animals show up before we started. There was a goat but he took off before I could get a picture. Santa also showed up for a visit.
My new yoga buddy.
The view from my yoga mat.
After yoga I walked around the zoo for a while.
The nanday parakeets are always goofing around.
A male and a female ruby throated hummingbird.
A great egret going by with a snack.
Little critters in the park.
A manatee cruising by the fishing dock.
Big boats going by.
From the fishing pier at Fort Desoto Park.
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Not everyone gets to see a barred owl up close. At the zoo you can although I zoomed in on his face to get closer. Mr. Sleepy is permanently injured and lives at the zoo.
Above are some of the parrots that get to fly around the zoo in the mornings.
Pretty lorikeet in the aviary.
“Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.” goes the old saying. She was feeding him something. Still, I’d be a little nervous doing that.
Another Mr. Sleepy, it’s rare to see a koala bear moving around during the day. I caught this one stretching.
Creepy critters behind glass.
Injured manatees recuperating at the hospital at the zoo.
Fun at the zoo in late July.
Crazy parrots along the utility poles near the parking lot.
Pretty faces of the pied grebes. That last one thought I couldn’t see him behind the reeds.
Flashes of white flying by.
A very young anhinga that must have been born at the preserve. She must have been a late summer baby. She still had her pin feathers. She was right along the boardwalk.
A few things at Largo Nature Preserve. It was quiet at the small park in late October.
A few of the crazy parrots that have taken over the park.
Red bellied woodpeckers getting early morning snacks.
An osprey eating while directing traffic on the path.
Laughing gulls having “fun” on the beach
Pelicans diving for fish.
Things on my morning walk at Fort Desoto.
Lots of black bellied plovers on the beach.
Tiny Wilson’s plover.
Gimpy, one of the resident oystercatchers was watching me as looked for food.
A pretty red breasted merganser coming up for air.
I think this is a white eyed vireo but I can’t tell for sure from this shot.
The only Cape May warbler I saw this spring.
Mom is all alone now that her kids have gone off to “college”. She’s getting some much-needed rest after raising two hungry owlets.
Crazy wild parrots flying around near the beach.
Some left over shots from a trip to Fort Desoto beach in mid-May.