I got a two hour paddle in this morning, Wednesday, September 29, 2010. Saw the first wood ducks shortly after I launched from Fort Maitland Park.
Did the usual paddle towards the canal to Lake Minnehaha.
Into Lake Minnehaha.
A large flock of birds flew east. To high to ID, a few white colored ones, I'm thinking ibis, mixed in with, cormorants and or anhingas is my guess.
Great egret, wood ducks, anhinga, another great egret.
Female anhinga, mallard. Or Florida mottled duck?
Mandatory cover bridge photo.
Lake Nina. Wood duck couple.
Back to Lake Maitland, more anhingas.
The elusive belted kingfisher
Blue and tri colored heron, great egret, anhinga, wood ducks.
As usual, the number and variety of birds on these suburban lakes was outstanding.
The lakes were high, a lot of rain fell Tuesday. Cloudy skies, and the possibility of tropical weather. Fortunately, TS Nicole quickly fizzled. Hopefully, there won't be a "P" storm.