Sunday, March 31, 2013

Birds of the day!

Osprey nest  - mother and baby osprey!

This is a cormorant, - usually I get it mixed up with the Anhinga, but this is a cormorant for sure. The anhinga has a very pointed bill, the cormorant has a hooked tip on his bill. This guy has a hooked for sure.

Mourning Dove! Cute!

ok, no birds - only PARADISE!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

What we met on our little walk in Wildflower Preserve today...

We did a 2 hour walk in the parks in our "backyard" today, and saw some interesting creatures and plants!

a gorgous bouganvilla on the trail from Wildflower preserve to Amberjack Park.

Birds x-ing...

a HUGE alligator with his bird friends on the other side of Lemon Lake.

a cool dead tree

I don't know the name of this guy, but he sure was cool, and he told us to wait til he got safely across the road!

and, we walked away, but waited, to make sure he came across safely.

Great Egret, (I finally learned the difference, the great egret has black feet, the snowy egret is smaller and has a black bill and  yellow feet)

An osprey!

Otto the Otter in Moorhen pond....

you can tell why the name is bottlebrush...

Beautiful, but I don't know the name!