We went exploring in the the northern central part of Florida. We just followed brown signs to different county parks, wildlife management areas and this incredible view where you would put your boat in at Marjorie Harris Carr Cross Florida Greenway that winds into Lake Ocklawaha near Orange Springs, Florida.
Manatees have ventured into the springs to keep warm at Blue Spring State Park in Orange City, Florida. The large dark lumps in the water are manatees, aka Sea Cows.
Redheads and American Coots floating around among the Mangroves at Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge near Titusville, Florida.
A look at the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida from the boat dock as the sun was going down. The Matthews Bridge is in the background.
A stroll on the beach at Little Talbot Island State Park in Jacksonville, Florida
A couple of weeks ago, Frank & I travelled to the St. Marks Wildlife Refuge near Tallahassee, Florida where we spent 9 hours birding.
Yesterday, December 27, 2020, Frank and I went out birding for the Christmas Bird Count (CBC) for the Audubon Society. Our birds were logged onto Ebird.org per the usual. The Canada Goose has become a permanent resident in Florida.
Tricolored Heron pushing his luck with the big ole’ gator. In Florida, where there’s water, there is always a chance an alligator is somewhere to be found.
Walking along the beach at Fort Clinch State Park In Fernandina, Florida at sunset. A shrimp boat was coming in or maybe going out on a night run. Birds were all over the boat while Pelicans sat and observed from the rock jetty.
The lumps in the water are the Manatees coming up for air which they do every 20 minutes or less. They are large marine mammals known as sea cows.