Wakodahatchee 11/02

Wakodahatchee November 2002

We visited Wakodahatchee with the digital camera over Thanksgiving weekend 2002. It was sunny but pretty cool in the shade... although there isn't much shade there:-)

Here's a couple of green herons, looking green.

Right, a great egret. Click on the image for a larger one.

Left, a tricolor (Louisiana) heron in action; and right, in stillness (click right for a larger image).

Note I'm putting these in more-or-less the order we saw them rather than by genera, although it might not be obvious so far. These are some old coots. Or maybe young ones, I'm not sure how to tell after a certain point.

Believe it or not, there are critters besides birds at Wakodahatchee. There are turtles like these guys on what I've come to call "Turtle Log." Also commonly visible are, of course, alligators (this day we only saw one, and it was after I was out of "film"). We usually see marsh rabbits, but not this day. But mostly there are birds.

Here's one I don't think I've ever seen there before. It's a snipe.

These two are pretty ordinary birds, who were just posing nice. Per Dr. Scott, they're a boat-tailed grackle and an atypically-marked female red-wing blackbird.

Here are some ducks in a row. They were actually in a much neater row a couple of times, but they wouldn't stay there while I took the picture.

Here's a closeup of some blue-winged teals, hiding their blue wings. (Click on image for a larger one.)

These are soras, which I understand tend to be pretty shy and difficult to see, at least in places other than Wakodahatachee.

This is a purple gallinule, a very pretty bird. They're pretty common here.

This guy is a glossy ibis. I don't think I've ever seen him before either.