Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
Since I posted a green heron from our 2014 excursion in Corkscrew Swamp last week, I thought it would be timely to post some of the critters we saw this year. In 2015. We didn't see one green heron this year though!
Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is the most peaceful of Florida boardwalks. But you won't have it to your self. (Unfortunately there's other tourists) You'll share it with all kinds of critters big and small. Seen and unseen. Heard and unheard. Look up and you'll see a pileated headed wood peckers doing some damage in the tree tops.
And spider webs reflecting the morning light.
Ibis will be high up above. And below.
An old wood stork might look down from above.
Delicate swamp petals will delight.
Fringed and feathered white egrets will patrol the swamp.
Alligators will bellow from below. This one really did!
Great blue herons will sneak up on a snack.
A wood stork might do the old bait and switch.
Is this an anhinga? I barely recognize him when he isn't drying his wings. You'll see him.
A handsome yellow crowned night heron could possibly, sluggishly troll through the muck.
A little blue heron might pick and peck around.
Another white egret might pose for your camera.
And a second blue heron will wait beautifully in a tree.
And there's black snakes. For Heaven's sakes alive!