For Eliza

Ernie and Harry

Eliza had asked to see some photographs of my regular walk around our containment pond, so without further ado… We often see all the varieties of heron fishing together. There are little snowy egrets, little green heron, night heron, Great Egrets and Great Blue Heron.

Rory, the American Robin

I love Robins – British Robins are small and vividly red like our Cardinals. The American Robins have such lovely songs and their coloring is so pretty.

Shrimpy Shrimp is always in flower – even on the coldest days!

She is a native of Mexico – beloved by butterflies and hummingbirds

Happy Hibiscus!

I love this tree sized pink Hibiscus bush which is on one of our shared neighborhood flower beds. We live in a posh commune…

Vladimira, the Black Vulture

I opened my front door and Vladimiri was standing right in front of me, drinking the water from one the neighbor’s sprinklers.ย  I chatted to her and admired her juvenile who flew away but she was not bothered by my presence. Unlike the next wonderful creature.

Walter, the Water Moccasin?

I am not entirely sure if this is the venomous Water Moccasin or a Diamond Back Water snake. Teddy was shouting, “Don’t get too close!”, to no avail as I was determined to get a shot of the snake swimming. It was so EXCITING!!

Pineapple Gauva Blossoms. They have delicious little fruit.

Bobby, the Blackbird

This is the American blackbird – not dissimilar to the European version but with a gorgeous flash of scarlet on the wings.

The Waltons – Whistling Ducks

Whistling Ducks are not really true ducks, nor geese – they are a sub family Dendrocygninae.ย  Some Whistling Ducks, further south than us, nest in trees to keep the eggs safe from alligators. I think we will have many babies soon…

Bonnie, the Eastern Bluebird

The local Bluebird Group have little houses all over our township and this year we have TWO pairs of Bluebirds of Happiness.

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    • Ha, ha! I am not scared of snakes but terrified of moths. I guess its my wacky brain chemistry…๐Ÿ™ƒ Teddy took a couple of the shots because I have no patience to wait for a bluebird to pose…

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    • Thank you so much, Leah. I have picked up rat snakes in our garden (to stop the cats predating them) but I love spotting some of our more unusual snakes. They don’t all pose nicely for photos, though. ๐Ÿ˜

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  1. The joys of natural wonders are good for your soul! We get to see plenty of wildlife, including robins, herons and swans, on our daily walks too. It’s one of the things we always look forward to. Thanks for sharing and have a good day ๐Ÿ˜€ Aiva

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    • Thank you Aiva – blessings to you and your family. I haven’t seen swans in so long! I guess they are not sub tropical birds? We finally spotting the missing ducks with lots and lots of little ducklings in the water. Yay!

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