The clouds of a buttermilk sky reflect on the wetlands:
A candid shot of Mary Lou trying to find a bittern:
The railing of the boardwalk can be very interesting place to meet a few birds...
...like this Red-shouldered Hawk..
...which promptly flies off:
A Cooper's Hawk:
A pair of Mourning Doves:
A couple of combative Northern Mockingbirds:
A Tricolored Heron:
A Snowy Egret, resplendent in "Golden Slippers:"
An immature Little Blue Heron:
Another immature Little Blue Heron with an itch:
Not having hands to scratch it is no problem with a neck like this:
An adult Little Blue Heron:
An immature Green Heron:
The yellow-eyed local subspecies of Eastern Towhee:
A Palm Warbler:
An Eastern Phoebe, watching as a male Julia heliconian flies by (not a very tasty morsel):
A White-winged Dove:
A brace of wizened Black Vultures:
At the canoe dock, an Anhinga drying its wings:
Aside from the birds, we saw a native Green Anole. Its population is decreasing because of competition from introduced reptiles, such as...
...this Brown Basilisk, on the floor of the boardwalk, descendant of an escaped or unwanted exotic pet:
Of course, we saw many beautiful butterflies, but only this Ruddy Daggerwing rested on the boardwalk rail:
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Linking to Misty's CAMERA CRITTERS,
Linking to Eileen's SATURDAY'S CRITTERS,
Linking to GOOD FENCES by Tex (Theresa).
Linking to WEEKEND REFLECTIONS by James
Linking to BirdD'Pot by Anni
Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday by Stewart
Linking to I Heart Macro by Laura
Please visit the links to all these memes to see some excellent photos on display