This was a strange fish grab – a quick about face after the catch.
Found this fellow peering behind a weir. The water was super reflective that day.
Here I am again – preaching to myself to slow down and spend more time watching and listening. But I have not been able to contain the excitement of what might be around the next bend. Sigh.
After many years they named the berms to make it easier for newcomers like me to find our way around. We also have Otter Blvd, Night Heron Lane, Bobcat Tr. and on.
“The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge.” ― Napoleon Hill
These skimmers are cool birds.
“He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.” – Confucius
I was surprised to spot the owl last Sunday – he posed for quite some time.
Quote found at https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/wisdom?page=2
“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.