This is a bit of the more interesting behavior of the great blue heron.
“Whenever you do a thing, act as if the whole world is watching.” – Thomas Jefferson
I enjoy watching the birds feeding. It’s a lesson in sharing and togetherness. I’m not sure the ibis is a white faced, could be a glossy – too close for me to tell.
Quote found at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/watching_2.html
I assume these are on separate plants, but were amongst a patch of multicolored blanket flowers.
“The destruction of these works of ages is one of several major crimes in the Commonwealth of Florida.” John K. Small 1927
John Kunkel Small was a naturalist active in Florida in the 1910’s and 1920’s. He was witness to the habitat destruction being done in Florida during that era. The above quote is only part of a much larger rant. Maybe 200 years ago habitat destruction was understandable, but 100 years ago we knew better – much as we do today. Doesn’t seem to matter.
Quote found in The Florida of John Kunkel Small – Danial F. Austin, Anita F. Cholewa, Rita B. Lassiter, and Bruce F. Hansen
This fella was stalking fish along the edge of the reeds.
“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” – Mark Twain
Wild pigs live in all 67 counties in Florida. Some are descendents of the pigs brought to America by the Spanish in the early 1500’s. Most are hybrid’s of the domestic pig and Eurasian wild hog.
These are the first I’ve seen. There were also reports of a mom and 2 babies on Black Point Drive, Saturday as well. I think the water is a bit low and it brought them to the road.
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As we pass the summer solstice, sun rise will be slowly getting later and later – and easier to get to. Although I made it both days this past weekend!!
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life. – Charles Darwin
Some nice reflection action in these pics. Summer is upon us. The water was low so the birds were scattered. Hopefully the rain from the past few days helps.
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Enjoy the first day of summer. This guy is excited.
“It’s an ongoing joy being a dad” – Liam Neeson