I finally had the opportunity to return to Powell Creek Preserves and as soon as I got there I wondered what took me so long!
This preserve is a small quiet spot to observe nature, I visited a year ago and the experience was great and different.
|This time around I was blessed with a Wood Duck family.|
|Meet the Papa Wood Duck,|
|the Mama Wood Duck and|
|the baby Wood Duck (actually one of the sibling).|
|The trail is calling, let's go!|
|Close to 50 Wood Storks were greeting us and|
|showing us the way.|
|This one just watched as we went by.|
|Around the corner - a pair of Red-bellied Woodpecker were sealing the deal of a new family.|
|And then, what do you know! You can take a girl away from the beach but you can't take the turtles out of her....check out this turtle and the track that it leaves behind.|
|This is serious business.|
|More Wood Storks and|
|a freshly cleaned Red-bellied Woodpecker.|
|At the turn around point, more marshes and more birds!|
|A Wood Stork in flight gear.|
|A Killdeer - quite lovely in the morning sun.|
|Nature sure provides for beautiful colors.|
|Oh! Looks like more ducklings!|
|Mama Mottled Duck seemingly sleeping on the job - hey, it's hard to keep up with 8 ducklings!|
|A Great Egret - one of many.|
|Another fine pair of Mottled Ducks.|
|Great Egrets resting with full bellies.|
|We had such a great time that we decided to check the Wood Ducks one more time.|
|Sweet! The whole family is here.|
|Another male Wood Duck was spotted along the shoreline taking a dry break.|
|The Papa Wood Duck on the other hand was heard whistling while raising his crest.|
|Then the crest went down.|
I would highly recommend a visit to this quaint little spot....now would be a good time, don't delay like I did.
My E-Bird List for today.