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Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagles, a flock of American Robins, a female Downy Woodpecker, a flock of Common Coots, Brown Pelicans and a Snowy Egret were all spotted at the Guano River Wildlife Management Area and State Park on Florida’s A-1A coastal highway near Jacksonville.  I visited this large marsh and hardwood forest on February 12, 2015.  The front side of the park has a large lake and marsh, and several wonderful flat hiking trails that lead to the Wildlife Management Area.

The Wildlife Management Area is a place where hunting does take place at times so it is crucial to follow instructions given on prominent signs at the entrance gates.  We were there when no hunting was happening.  There are streams, beautiful jungle-like hardwood forests, marshes, and the large and small lakes.  I really enjoyed  the short hike we did while there.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret

American Robin

American Robin

Brown Pelican

Brown Pelican

 

Coot

Coot

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Brown Pelican

Brown Pelican

Comments on: "Guano River State Park and Wildlife Management Area" (8)

  1. Sounds like you found another great park to visit.. Wonderful birds and photos.. I love the pelicans.. Have a happy Monday and week ahead!

    • Hi Eileen, Yes, it is a great place to do nature walks, look at the plants and the amazing trees, and of course, to watch the birdies. Have a fantastic coming week and a really great day today!

  2. love the brown pelican drifting down for a landing! so cool!

    • Hi Theresa, I also enjoyed seeing that pelican up close. It was flying between two segments of a very large lake at the front of this park. Have a wonderful day and an excellent coming week!

  3. Good day for birding! I love pelicans. Their facial expressions seem to infer that they know something that no one else knows.

    • Hi Montucky, Well said about the pelicans. I am thrilled to have seen both kinds of pelicans here this year. Glad you also enjoy these birds. Have a fabulous evening and a great coming week!

  4. All beautiful captures, I love the Coot and his little red eye! Well done!! 🙂

    • Hi Donna, Thanks! I was happy to have been able to take that picture of the Coot as there were a lot of plants between the bird and myself. I also was happy that the day we were there was one with no hunting. The Bald Eagles likely were attracted by the presence of the flock of Coots. Have a really nice day tomorrow and thanks for your great comment!

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