All of the above are baby anhingas at different ages. Seen from the boardwalk tower, the nests are right over the water at Sawgrass Lake Park. There were many nests along the lake and luckily there a few close to the tower.
One of the Mom’s sitting close to the overcrowded nests.
Not many other birds around during my walk after work in late May. A few green herons were close to the tower.
Other critters at the park. Someone told me that the snake is a copperhead which is a first for me. He’s one of the 6 venomous snakes in Florida. His head shape doesn’t look like a copperhead on line so I’m not sure if it was one. He slid back under the boardwalk quickly so I didn’t get a shot of his body. Any confirmed ID?
Eating breakfast, very sloooowly!
Crazy rooster in mid-air.
Color coordinated shelducks.
The prettiest guy there. (He knows it too.)
Spent a Sunday afternoon at Horsepower for Kids hanging out with the fowl.
Another hot morning at the Lowry Park Zoo in mid-August.
The zoo really cleaned the glass on the manatee window. I put my Iphone up to the glass and snapped the above.
When I first got to the park I had a beautiful view of the moon.
This is a butterfly I don’t see very often.
Backside of a fiddler crab. You can really see the colors on his back.
I saw a big tortoise on the side of the trail.
He didn’t move when I walked by so I stopped and got a front view. Is he smiling?
View from behind the nature center. It was a quiet morning on my weekend walk down the nature trail.
Do those vultures think that gator is dead? If not, they must know he’s well fed.
Lot’s of gator mating going on.
“Ha! Ha! said the old tortoise.
Gator surfing is fun. The egrets are always catching a ride.
The deep Florida woods along the boardwalk.
Looking up you almost feel like you are somewhere else besides Orlando.
Just a few fun things I saw on my last trip to Gatorland to see the baby birds at the bird rookery there. You can head straight to the rookery and spend half of a day looking at baby birds but there are other cool things there. Lots of gators and other animals.