Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer

Whew. Yesterday was one of those Florida July days that you go to the Mall mostly for the air conditioning.  Even the birds were nowhere to be seen by 9 or 10 am.


Yellow Crowned Night Heron

Tricolored Heron

It has been fairly stormy lately so I have not really been getting out with the camera. These are still from a couple of weeks ago.  Here is a Tricolored Heron looking for some fish.



Suburban Hawks

Florida has a lot of small things for hawks to eat so there are a lot of them. These were just chilling out in a sort of light industrial area that is near my house.

The breeze caught this guy’s feathers from behind to make an interesting photo.


And this one was taking full advantage of a tv antenna.


Wood Ducks

A couple of weeks ago I found a Wood Duck pair at one of the Wood Duck boxes that are put up around the Celery Fields area.  They obviously had chicks inside because the female spent a lot of time looking in on them before entering.


She was inside and out of sight for a while and them popped her head out to look around:


And then they were both off and away: