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More Wakodahatchee Wetlands
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March 12, 2008

 
Tricolor in breeding plummage             Pie-billed Grebe                                        Anhinga Family of Three at feeding time

 
This larger chick is the sole survivor of a clutch of three.  There is a dead chick next to it in the nest.

 
Chicks put their entire heads down the parents' throats - and this one winds up with a whopping big fish for its efforts.

February 20, 2008 - Red-Shouldered Hawk


While eating his catch, a blue jay repeatedly bombarded this guy, which reacted to the jabs about as much as it would a fly.


Black-and-White Warbler, Male

 
Yellow-Rumped Warbler         Banded Watersnake on the prowl

 
Roseate Spoonbill                                                                                                                     Snowy Egret               Immature Little Blue Heron


Brotherly Love?

 
Sora Rail                                             Anhingas (same as Feb. 5 chicks) grew quite a bit in two weeks!        


Another new Anhinga baby    Florida Red-Bellied Turtle                                                                                                               Gator


Anhinga Male and new chick by Gazebo                                        Baby Blue Heron by Gazebo


Blue Herons by the Gazebo - more on Blue Heron Page


Glossy Ibis                                                                                Marsh Rabbit                                   Boat-Tailed Grackle Male

February 5, 2008


Least Bittern                                                                            Marsh Rabbit                                            Purple Gallinule


Purple Gallinule                                                         Male Redwing Blackbird        Female Redwing Blackbird

Blue Herons near boardwalk hatch a chick - Jan. 28, 2008


White fluffball visible in red circle.  Parent on right swallows a fish it had previously regurgitated, to let it soften up more before re-regurgitating

See more of the Blue Heron Families

ANHINGA FAMILIES


Female Anhinga                                                                   
Babies shoving their way down the throat of feeding parent


Feb. 5 - Male anhinga with newborns on island by gazebo.  The babies reach far into the gullet for regurgitated seafood
 

GATORS AND BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON

ANHINGA CATCHING A FISH - AND PIE-BILLED GREBE

 

MOTTLED DUCKS AND DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT

 

HAWKS

 
Red-Shouldered (?) and two Ospreys

HERDING FISH IN POND


A gang of birds would herd the fish from one end of the little ditch to the other, scooping them up as they did so.  There were 3 snowy egrets, a male hooded merganser and 3 females, a male blue-winged teal, and a white ibis engaged in this activity.

MISCELLANEOUS

 
Pie-billed Grebe                              Palm Warbler                                 Yellow-Rumped Warbler


Tricolor Heron in flight and purple gallinule.  Other birds seen:  brown pelican flyby and phoebe


White Ibis

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