I caught a quick glimpse of a black bellied whistling duck family. They were passing through under the boardwalk and headed into the swamp. They paused for a few minutes and I snapped the above. The babies are so cute. They look like little bumble bees.
I had just walked out on the trail and was looking at the big group of people farther down the trail when something caught my eye. One of the rarely seen bobcats was slowing walking right down the trail towards me. When he realized I was standing there he darted into the bushes.
I looked backward and he came out farther down the trail. At first I thought I was just going to get butt shots but he turned around to inspect something for a few seconds then darted back into the bushes again. It was just a fleeting moment. These were all taken with my 300mm lens and are extremely cropped so he was pretty far away.
Lots of slow movers out this morning.
I don’t see many of these big silk orb weavers like I did several years ago.
Empty apple snail eggs liter the marsh. Limpkins eat these.
A fun walk in early December at Circle B Bar Reserve.