Things up in the trees along the boardwalk at Lettuce Lake Park.
You can usually find several night herons in the swamp.
The view from the tower above, taken with my phone. It always makes me feel like I’m somewhere else other than close to downtown Tampa when I’m standing up here.
Looking into the swamp from the boardwalk. There’s gators hiding in there somewhere.
At the end of the boardwalk, the HIllsborough river floats by and turns the corner.
Under the trees along the trail, it was quiet early in the morning. I had the trail all to myself
Color on the trail.
Crawling critters including that tiny alligator right on the trail.
Small birds along the trail. A green heron, a house wren making a face at me and then chirping and a blue headed vireo.
Having a snack.
A perfect start to a day at Circle B Bar Reserve.
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Color along the boardwalk at Lettuce Lake Park.
This squirrel was chowing down on what looked like a nut from the cypress tree.
The usual birds at the feeder near the nature center.
Along the lake and in the swamp.
Usual little flying things at Chesnut Park although that last one is an ovenbird which is not common here even during migration.
Everyone was busy eating.
Gators under the dock.
A beautiful early morning at Chesnut Park in early November.
This turkey made it through Thanksgiving weekend. He seemed a little skittish when I saw him just off the trail in early November.
I saw Oreo (resident black and white feral hog) in the swamp near the nature center.
Other critters along the trail. It was interesting to see the squirrel eating a big mushroom.
A few tiny critters at Circle B Bar Reserve in early November.
I caught this woodpecker eating my neighbor’s plant.
This little squirrel was eating something. Taken through the bedroom window.
A little blue heron on our fence.
A frog on the garage door.
Color in the backyard.
Sunsets in the back yard in October.
It’s fairly rare to see purple gallinules in Pinellas county. Occasionally one pops up in a weird spot but doesn’t stay long. I usually only see them in central Florida, at Circle B Bar Reserve or Lake Parker. Now there seems to be several families living near the dock over the lake at Chesnut Park. They’ve been reported there for several weeks and they have a juvenile with them. They were really close to the dock.
The juvenile doesn’t quite have his bright colors yet.
This squirrel was missing his tail.
Little critters along the dock.
These dogs at the end of the dock looked at me like “We don’t know what they are staring at. Would you play with us?”