Spanish Moss gives the trees a magical quality.
When I visited my youngest daughter Ashleigh and her husby last month, they blessed me by taking me many places to see the beauty as well as see birds that I had never seen before. Florida sure is the place to go birding. My husby was born in Miami and we lived there as well as Boca Raton for a brief time, but never had I had the opportunities to see birds like I did on this visit~
For those who celebrate the season, may you and yours have a blessed Easter.
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The colouration of the juvenile White Ibis above was quite stunning to me~
What a surprise as well as a special treat. We had been walking along the boardwalks through the Wakodahatchee Wetlands near Boynton Beach, when something moved from under heavy camouflage...yikes it was a beautiful American Bittern, a very elusive bird, shown above and throughout this blog post~
Above was another beauty, a Purple Gallinule. None of these birds had I ever seen before this journey by the way, so it was all quite thrilling for me~
Another name, actually a folk name for the American Bittern is Thunder Pumper~
Where so many of these birds live, there are also Alligators~
A Glossy Ibis above~
Common Moorhens were at several of the marshland areas where we visited~
An adult White Ibis~
I think that my son-in-law stood with me for at least 15 minutes, watching this Bittern hunting~
Along with the beautiful assortment of exotic birds for me, we saw lots of alligators, snakes, large water turtles and iguanas along the banks and in the water~
Boardwalks took you through the acreage called Wakodahatchee Wetlands, for a wonderful view of nature at it best for the amazing birds and all other wildlife.
BTW...there were no entry fees for this park~
Can you see the baby alligators too?
We saw 2 different kinds of iguanas at the wetlands area~