Anclote River Park was my fall back position. What I’d really hoped was that if I stopped by the eagle nest there would be some activity going on to hope that the eagles were going to raise another family. But I was disappointed that I didn’t see eagles at all, anywhere.
So it was off to the park. I knew I’d see pelicans, that was going to be a given. And you see one in the background of the feature photo. Plus laughing gulls and a little blue heron. But I loved seeing the Snowy Egret with the golden slippers on her feet, as well as the Great Egret,if just for comparison sake. A fisherman had left some scraps behind, a veritable smorgasbord for the birds. They were squabbling over it.
Since I still have baby birds on the brain I was hoping that the Ospreys on the nest would be tending some young, or at least sitting on eggs. But that didn’t seen to be happening either. I spotted a Northern Mockingbird…A Great Blue Heron…and a Belted Kingfisher…That’s not the best picture of a Kingfisher, but I’ve seen lots of comments about how hard they are to photograph because they are so busy. So seeing one staying still on the tree truck was a surprise. I got three photos before he flew all the way across the water.A lovely park, and, as I hoped, a very nice sunset!