A glimpse of this morning’s walk . . .

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Sunrise over the wetland preserve, March 15, 2015

Every morning there is something new and beautiful to see on my walk. This view of the sunrise above was the first sight to greet me as I stepped on to the boardwalk this morning at 7:30 am. What a glorious way to begin the day!!

Alligator just relaxing in the early morning after the sun came up.

Feeling relaxed . . .

A few steps along the boardwalk, this big ol’ Alligator came into view. He was just sitting in the shallow water, waiting for the right meal to happen by.

"Hey, where did all these big Wood Storks come from?!"

“Hey, where did all these big Wood Storks come from?!”

Next stop was the nesting tree island, which had previously been home to several Great Blue Heron pairs, but has recently been completely taken over by Wood Storks. These juveniles above have survived the ‘takeover’.

"I must find the perfect little branch."

“I must find the perfect little branch.”

The Wood Storks are still doing a lot of nest-building and need the right soft materials to make their mates happy back at the nest.

"Uh, excuse me, but this tree top is already taken!"

“Uh, excuse me, but this tree top is already taken!”

The Wood Storks were busy coming and going all morning. Of course, there was the occasional near-collision!! πŸ˜‰

"Is it morning yet??"

“Is it morning yet??”

This Fluffed up Great Egret was thinking about getting up for the day. . . So much to do, so little time . . .

Bunched-up Spider web???

Close up, it looks like a bunched-up Spider web???

Not even sure what this is, but the sight of it jumped out at me from among the plants in the pond, as it glistened with dew in the morning sun.

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A Snacking Grackle

I heard an odd, repetitious little clunk-clunk sound, and when I looked over into the trees, I spotted this guy picking berries for breakfast. Maybe he was spitting out the pits!

Pine (?) Warbler peeking out.

Warbler alert ~

A couple of little Warblers were hopping around in the trees a little after 9:00 am, as the sun rose steadily in the sky near the end of my walk.

10 thoughts on “A glimpse of this morning’s walk . . .

  1. I agree with Phil. What a lot of wildlife. I really like those wood storks. Great photos and that sunrise, wish I was there. The Warbler is lovely and I await there arrival here.

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