I was heading down to St. Pete and stopped by Crescent Lake Park to see if there were any white pelicans still hanging around. They usually spend a few weeks here in the winter but it’s hit or miss whether they are here or floating in the nearby bay. When I first got out of the car I noticed a few scattered around the lake.
Then I noticed more hanging out in the shade under the big banyan tree. They were all busy preening so they must have just finished a morning swim.
I heard something over my head and looked up and saw this starling sitting in a hole. He might have been checking out the hole for future nesting spots.
This ring billed gull was swimming in the shade near the white pelicans. His red accents really popped in the shade.
After snapping the white pelicans I headed down toward North Shore Park and saw this big tree blooming so I had to pull over and take a shot. This was in mid-February and I had missed it’s full peak but it was still pretty.
All was quiet on the little beach on the bay.
One more stop just south of the St. Pete pier before heading to my chiropractor who’s office is nearby. It was a beautiful cool morning out and was worth leaving an hour early.