Back to the Glades

Finally, the long, hot and stifling, mosquito ridden summer is over. November is right around the corner and for South Florida wildlife aficionados that means back to the Everglades. Cooler temperatures and lower water levels invite boardwalk strolls on the Anhinga Trail and sightseeing from National Park roads and paths. As winter approaches birds from northern climes will adorn trees and pond boundaries, but even now year-round avian residents and early visitors provide for viewing pleasure.

Here are a few photos that I captured in recent weeks while visiting Everglades National Park.

There are no other Everglades in the world. They are, they have always been, one of the unique regions of the earth; remote, never wholly known. Nothing anywhere else is like them. Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Perching birds:

Palm Warbler

Summer Tanger

Eastern Phoebe

Water loving birds:

Tricolored Heron

Great Blue Heron, sunbathing (thermoregulation behavior)

Anhinga, wing drying

I thoroughly enjoy watching wildlife in their natural habitats. I will admit that park benches and rails are not totally natural, but I doubt that the birds know that.

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4 thoughts on “Back to the Glades

    • I hope you can visit the Everglades one day. Ansel Adams? Oh, my. I can only dream of images like that. Thank you for your generosity, Carsten.

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