It felt really good to get up and get ready to go to my old stomping grounds this morning. The Swallow-tailed Kites have been reported by the Post Office, so this is my first pit stop....
|it did not disappoint - there they are still waking up and getting ready for the day....|
|one of the nearby nest had the parent sitting in, I believe the chick is still sleeping.|
|I instinctively knew that I needed to take as many photos as I could while I had a visual on this bird - photos are always helpful to identify the ones that I'm not sure about.|
|I was looking at the head which reminded me of an Eastern Kingbird but the tail is sooo long!|
|As soon as it departed, a flock of Cattle Egrets flew by.|
|With a joyful heart I walked away until I saw this young Red-bellied Woodpecker - doing quite well.....|
|fending for itself.|
|The Red-shouldered Hawk seemed quite focused.|
|Then, stepping into the Bailey Tract to see who's around - a young Little Blue among many others caught my attention.|
|A young Marsh Rabbit - innocent and trusting.|
|A bright female Red-bellied Woodpecker was communicating loudly with her beau.|
|Then I spotted an American Lady Butterfly (thanks again to Libby for this info).|
|Many young Green Herons are popping up everywhere.|
|This Northern Cardinal quickly vanished from my gaze....looks like he's been using those feathers a lot.|
And the Magnificent Frigatebird waved me farewell until the next time, as always I leave the area with a huge smile on my face....every day birding makes for a great day!