If there is standing water anywhere in Florida, fresh, salt or brackish (mix of fresh & salt), an American alligator could be lurking. Just like any wild animal, you don’t feed them and in most cases they will not bother you.
Birds of Prey or raptors include species of birds that primarily hunt and feed on vertebrates that are large relative to the hunter. They have a keen eyesight to find and capture their food, often while flying high in the sky. They have strong talons for grasping and killing their prey and also have strong curved beaks to tear their food apart.
Week #8 featured birds at the feeder. It is a win-win for the birds and for our entertainment.
Photo of this Great Egret was taken at Lettuce Lake Park in Tampa, Florida where the Hillsborough River flows into the nooks & crannies of the Cypress swamp of the county park. The park is filled with all kinds of wildlife including insects such as butterflies, birds, turtles, alligators and so much more.
This was another moment I got down on my knees in the sand to capture a bird at eye level. He or she was a tricky one as he or she couldn’t make up his or her mind as to which way he or she wanted to go. The waves changed and started crashing up against him or her before he or she could retreat. It was a lot of patience and humorous to watch.
Welcome to Week #8 of the Bird Weekly Photo Challenge. Week #8 challenge is Birds at the Feeder. I did not set this challenge with myself in mind. We don’t put seed in our feeders during our summer months. Why, you ask? Well…it’s because the Swallow-tailed & Mississippi Kites are prominent in our neighborhood during the summer.
Week #7 Any bird (your choice) in black & white or sepia tone.
Next week #8 is Birds at the Feeder.
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