I visited the Apalachee Bay section of the St. Mark’s National Wildlife Refuge on May 20, 2015. I had a great time as we drove a few miles through marshlands to the coast. I spotted a few shorebirds, a couple of Turkey Vultures, a White-tailed Deer, a huge Fiddler Crab nursery area in the mud, and a domestic pet goat that was feeding in the tall grass along the highway in front of the home where it belongs. I sure enjoyed my all-to-brief visit! Wishing you a happy and safe holiday today. I am remembering the families and friends of lost service members in my thoughts and prayers.
I watched this Osprey (also known as a Sea Hawk) fly up to the top of an electric pole at Cedar Key, with a fish in its talons. The Osprey then began to eat its meal. While taking these pictures, I was standing in a parking lot pretty close to the pole where the bird was perched.
The Osprey was concentrating on eating and was not worried about the presence of people very much. I took these pictures on November 15, 2014 at the marina area near the fire station, on Cedar Key, Florida. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!
Lower Suwannee Refuge
Juvenile Bald Eagle
Here are more photographs of wildlife I took near Cedar Key, FL, the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge, and Levy County Road 326 (Eagle and Armadillo), on November 16, 2014. I really enjoyed visiting both places tremendously! By the way, the Armadillo was the first living Banded Armadillo I have ever seen. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!
My husband, son, and I went on a day trip to Cedar Key, FL on the Gulf of Mexico yesterday. We saw a lot of wildlife! Here are just a few of the birds I saw. I will post more pictures in coming days. Cedar Key is a tiny island very close to the mainland (you get to it via a short bridge).
The Cedar Key area is teaming with wildlife. I saw a Bald Eagle, a pair of Osprey, two Wood Storks, several herons, egrets, and many other birds! I took these pictures at or very close to Cedar Key (West of Ocala) on November 16, 2014. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!
Shorebirds in flight
Female Boat-tailed Grackle