My husband gets all the credit for finding this limpkin bird and her 4 babies. They were so fluffy I just wanted to scoop them up and kiss them all!!! We were on a boardwalk and they were near it in the water. 2 napped for awhile on a little nest like area and the others were looking for food and the mother was feeding them snails. One woke up from his nap and went over for a snail. It was just amazing to watch the mother. She kept an eye on them the entire time. She would walk over and stand right over them. It was beautiful. There were many other birds around them too like these below. I wondered are they watching out for the babies? I mean there are alligators all around the outskirts of this area but none near them THANKFULLY! Just watching nature lately and these mothers. Even the alligator mothers watching over their babies. It is endearing.
My husband ALSO gets credit for spotting these baby alligators! The man has an EYE!!!! The mother alligator was near them watching out for them too. Watching nature…amazing…
Now THIS alligator was on the entire other side of the wetlands area far away from all these little guys. Thankfully!!!!
I mean why….I know…nature…but seriously…I can’t even look at him for more than like 5 seconds and I was nowhere near him. My new camera lens is AWESOME!!!!!! He was way out on a bank.
Here is another area that had some beautiful birds…
This blue one was my favorite… and I love to look at their feet, and I love to watch them fly even though I cannot get a clear bird flying photo for the life of me…one day!
It was overcast so I was able to get out while on antibiotics (make me sensitive to the sun), and enjoy this beautiful place. Watching birds through this lens oh my gosh I have no words. To watch a mother feed a snail it is like binoculars but I get to actually take a picture of it.
I just looked and I took 700 pictures. These were the only ones that were clear out of the 700 because I have NO idea what I’m doing BUT hey, when I get a clear one I am soooooo excited I cannot even tell you how excited I am. To then look through what I saw in person and be able to then see them again is double the peaceful mind.