Saturday, 6 April 2013

Wakodahatchee Part one

Well this was the sad day, the day that nobody wants to arrive, the last day of the holidays. We had done our packing the night before, and so now it was time for good-by's before getting an early start, and head North up the Turn-Pike, and eventually Orlando airport
       Ah but lets not wast a whole day just driving to the airport, why don't we call at Wakodahachee wetland on the way, at least it will break the journey, ;-). What a place this turned out to be, the camera nearly caught fire, and for this reason I'm going to split the visit into a few posts, so here we go with part one.

First up, Black-bellied Whistling Duck



How cleaver am I ? I can preen standing on one led and with one eye shut.

Show off.
next up and just a little further along the path--------

Blue-winged Teal










And again hiding in the undergrowth







Black-crowned Night Heron, (poor record shots)

Pied-billed Grebe, in breeding condition.



and another Common Grackle to finish this first post from Wakodahachee.

3 comments:

  1. Great shots, Gordon! Black-bellied Whistling Ducks are so adorable!

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    1. Thank you for that Tammy, you are so right, and on top of that it was a lifer for me.
      Also loved all the shots from Texas. take care Gordon.

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  2. Wonderful series! The Whistling Ducks always look like they just stepped out of the beauty salon/barber shop. Hair neat, bills all shined, no feathers out of place.

    That's a great area to visit!

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