You never know who you’ll meet . . .

Great Egrets are plentiful and we see them year round in our lush southern Palm Beach County wetlands.

Cormorants are among the other ‘regulars’ we see here all the time, no matter what time of year.

The Mottled Ducks nest and raise their delightful ducklings here – they’re so serene, never seem to be in a hurry!

The Red-winged Blackbirds nest in great numbers and, even though we’ve had lots of babies hatch already, the females are still bringing building materials back to their neat little nests, woven in the crooks of Pond Apple trees and other shrubs.

I’m always amazed at the way these plump little Marsh Rabbits seem as comfortable munching at the plants along the water’s edge as they are in the thick grass – though these look like a particularly yummy spots.

Still. . . . you never know who might be lurking unseen. The mama Gator on the left is guarding  her nest, and the American Alligator on the right is either lying in wait for a tasty passerby – or digesting!

12 thoughts on “You never know who you’ll meet . . .

  1. Those alligators could just give you a nasty surprise if you aren’t keeping a watchful eye out for them – that is if they behave in the same, extremely dangerous, ways our Nile Crocodiles do!?

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