Even though we are in an urban area, birds are everywhere, including a nesting pair of Bald Eagles right here in the park. This area was spared from major damage from Hurricane Irma, but as we travel, we see major damage in many areas.
|Mayan Cichlid in Indian Creek|
Our first road trip was to Audubon's Corkscrew Swamp. They had been closed for a month because of Irma damage, but we got a discount because half of the boardwalk was closed.
|Different habitats at Corkscrew Swamp|
On the way back we stopped at Crew
Bird Rookery Swamp.
|Wood Storks under the full moon|
|Bald Eagle - full moon halo|
|Otter Pond at Six Mile Cypress Slough|
Next road trip was much closer, The Six Mile Cypress Slough on the east side of Fort Meyers.
|Autumn in Southern Florida|
Everyday, on walks around the park, we find many birds, and other wildlife.
|Blue Jay eating Beetle|
|Great Blue Heron|
|Little Blue Heron|
|Snowy Egret catches big Bluegill|
|Soft-shelled Turtle (albino?)|
With nesting eagles practically out the door, we'll show a play by play in the life of the eagles. Hopefully, we will still be here for the hatching of the eggs.
|Talons full of nesting material|
|Arguing over stick arrangement|
|Swarms of Fish Crows|
Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!!
Love & Prayers,
Ty & Ida Baumann