My Naples home is in an Audubon Certified Sanctuary. That means that lots of the areas without homes, golf course or other amenities are left as preserves. I wander often, looking for birds or other wildlife.
This nest was blown away at the end of September by Hurricane Ian. The tree was still bare two weeks ago. But, the ospreys have now rebuilt it and begun nesting. I am hoping for chicks in the spring.
This is a Florida soft-shelled turtle, waiting to cross the road.
A snack for a great egret.
Great blue herons are often in the company of other birds like egrets, other herons, spoonbills, wood storks and ibises, but I don't often see them fishing with other great blue herons.
Herons are a delight to see.
Lucky you to be in such an area, Jack.
Super bird and wildlife photos, Jack. How fine you have wildlife areas nearby to walk in. That is great news about the Osprey family. Love your photos of the Egret and Blue Herons. Did you take part in the Christmas bird count?
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