As with everything on this Florida trip, my time was limited. This is definitely a place I need to visit again. I kind of knew this would happen so I tried my hardest to observe as much as I could. And at my best, I only scratched the surface.
There's a beautiful boardwalk that is surrounded by epic vegetation. The further one gets into the swamp; the more there is to see. For wildlife aficionados, this is well worth the hefty 12 dollar fee(covers two days). For Audubon members, it's only 6 dollars.
|Great Egret in breeding plumage|
Sometimes there was "bird overload". Or too many birds flying around me. I couldn't get my eyes on them quick enough before they flew off. There were rumors of birds seen in the park. There were records of birds seen in the park. But the question was, "Could I find them?"
It was incredibly overwhelming. I had the biggest adrenaline rush that day as I was able to watch roosting Wood Storks from a scope on the observation tower.
|Juvenile Purple Gallinule|
Next week, we explore Bunche Beach. Until next time....
I'm linking today with Wild Bird Wednesday where I'm constantly discovering new birds around our world!