Recent photographs

A turtle looks up while resting on a log in Six Mile Cypress Slough, Fort Myers, Fla.

A Great Blue Heron rests with its neck retracted in Six Mile Cypress Slough, Fort Myers, Fla.

A Great Blue Heron rests on a floating platform in Six Mile Cypress Slough, Fort Myers, Fla.

A Great Blue Heron walks on a platform in Six Mile Cypress Slough, Fort Myers, Fla.

An immature Red-shouldered Hawk perches on a dead tree in Six Mile Cypress Slough, Fort Myers, Fla.

An anhinga perches on a limb in Six Mile Cypress Slough, Fort Myers, Fla.

A Great Egret watches over its babies in Six Mile Cypress Slough, Fort Myers, Fla.

A Great Egret watches over its babies in Six Mile Cypress Slough, Fort Myers, Fla.

A Great Egret watches its three babies in Six Mile Cypress Slough, Fort Myers, Fla.

A Great Egret perches above its babies in Six Mile Cypress Slough, Fort Myers, Fla.

A Great Egret and two of its babies watch from the nest in Six Mile Cypress Slough, Fort Myers, Fla.

Two Great Egret babies look up at mom in Six Mile Cypress Slough, Fort Myers, Fla.

Two Great Egret babies spar while a parent watches in Six Mile Cypress Slough, Fort Myers, Fla.

An adult Great Egret watches its babies play in the nest in Six Mile Cypress Slough, Fort Myers, Fla.

An immature Little Blue Heron, changing from its white juvenile plumage to slate blue adult plumage, walks in the water in Six Mile Cypress Slough, Fort Myers, Fla.

An immature Little Blue Heron, changing from its white juvenile plumage to slate blue adult plumage, walks in the water in Six Mile Cypress Slough, Fort Myers, Fla.

An immature Little Blue Heron, changing from its white juvenile plumage to slate blue adult plumage, looks for food in Six Mile Cypress Slough, Fort Myers, Fla.

An immature Little Blue Heron, changing from its white juvenile plumage to slate blue adult plumage, stands in Six Mile Cypress Slough, Fort Myers, Fla.

A close view of an immature Little Blue Heron, changing from its white juvenile plumage to slate blue adult plumage, in Six Mile Cypress Slough, Fort Myers, Fla.

12.09.21 update

I’ve added a variety of photos taken in parks in Florida.

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