Nature Walks – Back to the Birds, 03.28.18

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Tri-color Heron in Flight

Nature Walks – Back to the Birds, 03.28.18

Well, I guess I’m fully recovered from my last bout of illness, this time laryngitis.  It’s been three weeks since I was out on a bird walk so I thought I would test my legs and managed well.

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Female Anhinga

The crowds at Green Cay have moderated a bit.  There were birds and more birds, as well as a gator sighting.  I also got a peek at a Screech Owl, but it was well camouflaged by its setting and my camera was not capable of picking it up against the surrounding dried foliage.  It was very cute nonetheless and I felt privileged to be able to see an owl mid-day.

Green Cay is much bigger than Wakodahatchee, so the animals are more spread-out, but I managed to get a few good photos:

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Tri-colored Heron

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Male Grackle

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Purple Gallinule

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Song sparrow?

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Glossy Ibis

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Limpkin

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Male Blue-winged Teal

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And finally, a White Egret…

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That’s all for today, folks.  Enjoy the upcoming sacred days.

Namaste,

Eliza / Sundeelia

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3 thoughts on “Nature Walks – Back to the Birds, 03.28.18

  1. Thank you again for posting your lovely photographs from your walk today. I take a great deal of delight in your bird photographs! It’s hard to believe all the birds you get to see in one outing and you manage to get excellent photos of them. I love how you caught the tri-color heron in flight with his/her feet just barely skimming the water. I enjoy showing your photos to my 6 and 7 year old granddaughters. You are helping them to learn about the bird species in Florida in addition to the birds we see here in Missouri. Our robins are back along with the bluebirds telling us that spring has arrived. If only our weather would get on board with the calendar and the birds…It is to snow on Sunday. Happy to hear you were able to get out and enjoy a walk with the feathered friends and see the croc too! Know that every time you post photographs there is a family in a small rural community in MIssouri that thoroughly enjoys each and every photograph!

    • Thank you, Sharon, for your heartfelt comment. I really enjoy seeing and photographing the birds in these local wildlife preserves, too. It’s a bit like going to an open air zoo, but ALL the animals are wild and choose to come or go at will, except maybe the alligators. And they’re well-fed as you’ve probably noted in some of the photos I’ve shared. This area of Florida used to literally be swamp, filled with forested islands and miles of Everglade, but that was drained and carved up with canals a long time ago. The wetlands that I visit are all man-made and used to recycle water naturally before it enters the nearby Loxahatchee Preserve. Florida isn’t what it used to be, but still retains a beauty unique from any other part of the United States.

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