Nature Walks – Back to the Cay

Morning Marsh Hen

Nature Walks – Back to the Cay

It’s been about two weeks since my last visit to the Green Cay Wetlands.  When I looked out the window today, a bright blue sky and sunlight greeted me, in sharp contrast with some of the rather gloomy weather we have experienced in South Florida of late.  And last week, brrr.  I did get out to take walks in Delray Beach but took few photos.  So, today, it was back to the colorful environs of the wetlands and its inhabitants.


The water levels in the marsh were up considerably, which tends to affect which birds are present.  There were mostly Glossy Ibis, marsh hens, and coots, with some sprinklings of ducks, smaller herons, and some Egrets.  I noticed an Osprey flying overhead, but no other hawks were present.  There was one very fat alligator resting on a muddy shoreline near the Cypress Hammock and one large orange iguana perched in a tree that I saw.

This little fellow was singing his heart out. Male Red-winged Blackbird

I seem to be having some difficulty loading images right now, so will add some later.  My internet has been going on and off all day.  I hope everyone is coping well with the incoming energies.  I was hit quite hard the last couple of days with the need to sleep, even while my sleep patterns were rather disturbed.  Getting out into the fresh air today really helped.

Painted Buntings.
Glossy Ibis
Great Egret
Merlin Falcon. Sorry for the dirty windows. They’re being replaced with impact windows soon.
Weird sky. The next day had a very heavy rain.

Enjoy your upcoming weekend, everyone!



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