Thursday, January 2, 2020

Chapel Trail images

One convenient way to slog out into a marsh without getting your feet wet is to walk the boardwalk at Chapel Trail Nature Preserve in Pembroke Pines, near our south Florida home.

The boardwalk:

Chapel  Trail 2-20191115

Chapel  Trail 20191115

Recent walks at Chapel Trail in late autumn and winter have produced several migratory and winter resident bird species, including...

Magnolia Warbler

Magnolia Warbler 091-20191025

Magnolia Warbler 07-20191025

Northern Parula:

 Northern Parula 03-20191019

Palm Warbler:


Yellow-rumped Warbler:


Yellow-rumped Warbler 02-20171202


Ovenbird 20191025

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher:

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 01-20191025

Red-eyed Vireo:

Red-eyed Vireo 03-20191006

White-eyed Vireo:


Prairie Warbler:

Prairie Warbler 03-20191006

Pine Warblers:

Pine Warbler 03-20170204

Pine Warbler 20130322

Belted Kingfisher:

Belted Kingfisher 03-20180127

Year-round residents include Northern Cardinals:

Northern Cardinal 20190202

Northern Cardinal 01-20180705

Eastern Towhee:

Eastern Towhee 04-20170613


Anhinga male 20180705

Gray-headed Swamphens:

Gray-headed Swamphen 02-20180408

Gray-headed Swamphen 01-20180408

American Coot:

American Coot 20180408

When the water levels are suitable, a variety of long-legged waders may be present, among them...

Wood Stork:

Wood Stork 20161202

Great Egret:

Great Egret 20161202

Snowy Egret:

Snowy Egret 04-201705604

Tricolored Heron:

Tricolored Heron adult 5-20141118

Brown Basilisks may scamper along the boardwalk or even run across the surface of the water:

Brown Basilisk 20130722
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  1. We even have a few boardwalks here in Oklahoma to venture out into marshes an swampy areas. Very handy. You got such a great variety of birds, some of whom I have never heard of before like a Anhinga and Swamp Hens.
    Have a great 2020!!

  2. So many beautiful birds, i am amazed at people who can keep them all straight and tell the difference.

  3. Happy New Year. I look forward to enjoying your photos this year.

    Worth a Thousand Words

  4. So many beautiful photos to start the year. Wonderful!

  5. Excellent photos. I am especially impressed by the kingfisher. I can't seem to get a clear shot of one.

  6. So many beautiful bird species.
    That inspires me very much and I am happy about these beautiful pictures!
    Happy New Year 2020
    My sky

  7. That's a beautiful boardwalk and it gives you access to a wonderful variety of wildlife. Happy New Year!!

  8. Great bird photos! I also enjoy those wildlife areas that have walkways out across marshy ground.
    Happy New Year!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  9. Hello, beautiful scene and boardwalk scene. Great collection of birds, your photos are always beautiful. The lizard is cool, it is fun to see them run across the water. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend. PS, thanks so much for visiting my blog.

  10. Fantastic bird pics! Wish you a happy new year!

  11. What a wonderful fascinating bird paradise this place is !!!! I'm thrilled and the birds oh so wonderful and the lizard!
    Thanks for showing your wildlife!
    Greetings Elke

  12. Hello. Great number of birds! Wonderful photos.
    Happy New Year!

  13. WoW!!! what a great collection of beautiful birds!! i got "hypnotized" last night in the pages of my bird book...and i never realized how many warblers there are. we are seeing coots here (central new jersey) now, they stay for the winter!! our egrets have left but the herons stay year round!!

  14. Wonderful pictures - birds are a bit thin on the ground here at present. Liked yours!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Tromso, Norway.

  15. What a lovely place to go for a walk.

  16. Am glad you can walk and see Chapel Trail without your feet 9and more) getting wet! I can imagine weather conditions can cause migration of certain birds:) The swamp hen is such a colorful blue! Your post exudes the quietness and peace of early morning. You seem to be more than ready to start a New Year -cheers to that! And many thanks for all your beautiful posts of 2019 you sent to All Seasons:)

  17. WOW! So many gorgeous bird species. Love the photos.

  18. Many of the birds you feature don't appear in our neck of the woods, so I always enjoy your photos.
    Thank you for visiting at and sharing your lovely images there!

  19. These are amazing shots and thanks for identifying all the birds! I live in North Miami and didn't know about this boardwalk trail. Will have to put it on my list to visit.

  20. I love all your birds! That would be a fun board walk! A lot of these birds we don't have in Arizona. For example, an Ovenbird would be rare.

  21. Thank you for sharing photos of the variety of birds that inhabit the marsh. Looks like a lovely place to stroll.

  22. Lovely birds! That boardwalk reminds me on one at Assateague Island in Maryland. (


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