It might seem like all I saw were gators, but it was pretty birdy for mid-day.
It was a windy day so even though the swaying reeds were full of smaller birds like red-wing blackbirds and the air was accented with soaring marshhawks, I didn't get any decent photos of these.
The water birds were more cooperative.
There were lots of galinules among the dollarweed.
Little blue herons are big on risk taking.
They're quick too ... but not too quick.
An old favorite, the tricolor heron. I just don't see many of these, so watching this one hunt the dollarweeds was a pleasure.
Why didn't they name this bird "White Britches"?
The ducks above reminded me of a video that was shown during the first Gulf War. Remember the "Luckiest Guy In Iraq" video of the truck crossing a bridge moments before a guided munition blasted the bridge to pieces?
Watching these ducks waddle towards and then away from some huge gators just tickled me and that video popped into my head.