Photos of my mother, aunt, uncle, and cousin feeding the birds/getting mobbed by the birds at Discovery Cove will be e-mailed/mailed privately. I don't want to be disinherited because certain people had wet hair! ;)
Canaveral National Seashore (eastern Florida coast)
Canaveral National Seashore
Zebra Longwing Butterfly
Orlando area (Central Florida)
Two Sandhill Cranes on the grounds at Zellwood Station where my aunt lives
Wild Common Gallinule enjoying the grounds at Sea World in Orlando
Wild Louisiana Heron enjoying the grounds at SeaWorld in Orlando
Wild Anhinga enjoying the grounds at Sea World in Orlando
I went to Blue Springs State Park because lots of manatees gather there in the winter to escape the cold. The spring water is always 72 degrees.
But Blue Springs State Park is fabulous for birding as well. The Bald Eagle was too far off, but this Red-shouldered Hawk let us get quite close.
There's more in the water besides gentle manatees, however
Simply a beautiful area to walk and kayak!
Busch Gardens (western Florida coast)
Golden Tabby Tiger
The Florida Keys (furthest south)
Some chickens running loose on Duval Street in Key West
Key West at twilight, near the Sunset Pier
I got to see a Magnificent Frigatebird! I got to photograph a Magnificent Frigatebird! I have got to pinch myself too!
A view of Bahia Honda Island from the old railway trestle
On Tavernier Island, View from the Laura Quinn Wild Bird Sanctuary
Snowy Egret at the Laura Quinn Wild Bird Sanctuary
Great Egret at the Laura Quinn Wild Bird Sanctuary
My first Yellow-throated Warbler, seen at Key Largo
Small barracuda near a beach area at Key Largo
In cities, pigeons beg for food, in the western mountains you could get Steller's jays, while by the Great Lakes or the ocean it's often seagulls or sandpipers. But in Florida, White Ibises hang around in hopes of a handout, so fun and exotic!
Iguanas run wild in the Florida Keys--and scamper up palm trees like a squirrel!
This tree lives in Key Largo but obviously misplaced itself from Mirkwood!