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!!
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.
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’.
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.
The Wood Storks were busy coming and going all morning. Of course, there was the occasional near-collision!! 😉
This Fluffed up Great Egret was thinking about getting up for the day. . . So much to do, so little time . . .
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.
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!
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.