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Cormorant

Cormorant

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

Here are some of the other critters I saw during my short vacation trip to St. Augustine, Florida a week ago.  The Great Blue Heron was spotted at the RV park we stayed at.  The Mallard flock and Great Cormorant were also RV park residents.

I spotted the Anhinga and the Common Cooter and Florida Soft Shell Turtle at a large freshwater pond behind the police station in St. Augustine Beach.  I briefly saw the shell of that Soft Shell Turtle and can say that it was a very large turtle.  That big pond was chock-full of turtles.  I think I saw at least ten.  I took these pictures on August 20, 2014 and again on August 21, 2014.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Mallard and Hybrid Mallard Ducks

Hybrid Mallard & Mottled Cross Ducks

Anhinga

Anhinga

 

 

 

 

 

 

Florida Softshell Turtle

Florida Softshell Turtle

Common Cooter Turtle

Common Cooter Turtle

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Comments on: "More St. Augustine Critters" (8)

  1. I knew you were gone but didn’t know where.. Sounds like you had a great time in St. Augustine… My brothers lived there for many years –and I loved visiting them there. Great area…

    Enjoyed seeing your birds from that area.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

    • Hi Betsy, We have a 5th Wheel travel trailer that we stay in when we do the road trips. We enjoy the RV adventures and love St. Augustine. Glad you also enjoy that area. Have a super good weekend!

  2. great cormorant shot! would make an excellent picture puzzle! 🙂

  3. Great bird sightings. I really like the soft shell turtle. What a neat sighting, great shot. Thanks for sharing some of your trip! Have a happy weekend!

    • Hi Eileen, I sometimes like to show animals and insects in addition to the birds. Glad you like the turtles. I recommend St. Augustine as a nice place to visit – lots to see and do. Have a wonderful weekend!

  4. I love the turtles! Also wish I could see an Anhinga.

    • Hi Montucky, It’s nice that you also appreciate turtles. Yes, Anhingas are exotic tropical birds. I hope you will someday be able to see them. Thanks for your nice comments. Have a fabulous weekend!

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