And of course, once things heat up, they really heat up:)
Raptors have been plentiful on the past few visits. This Bald Eagle was scoping things out from a palm near the edge of the road. There was also a juvenile circling the ponds. Near by was a Northern Harrier having breakfast (my next post) and the eagle seemed to have an eye on them. The eagle made a few passes over the Harrier and its prey (a Coot) and I wondered if it was going to try and steal a meal but it didn't.
Another raptor that regularly passes by the wetlands is the Crested Caracara. This Caracara was snacking on a dead fish along 4-mile road (the road that leads to Moccasin Island Tract).
Lots of vocal Red-shouldered Hawks populate the area.
Green Herons are one of the many heron species seen regularly.
Several pairs of Hooded Mergansers are currently be-bopping around the wetlands.
Seeing this gator hanging out in the waterfall made me laugh!