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Red-tailed Hawk And A Whistler

There was a Whistling Duck here, one where a few days before there were two.

He wanted the duck, and he wanted me to leave. The look he gave me was not a happy one.

Red-tailed Hawk And A Whistler
Red-tailed Hawk And A Whistler

He was up in this stand of trees (image below) looking around and waiting. You can see the white Owl box the Duck had lived in if you look closely.

Red-tailed Hawk And A Whistler
Red-tailed Hawk And A Whistler
Red-tailed Hawk And A Whistler
Red-tailed Hawk And A Whistler

I made sure not to get too close, even though I was hoping the Whistler would see him and leave. There are not many around.

Red-tailed Hawk And A Whistler
Red-tailed Hawk And A Whistler
Red-tailed Hawk And A Whistler
Red-tailed Hawk And A Whistler
Red-tailed Hawk And A Whistler
Red-tailed Hawk And A Whistler

The one to give up was me. The Duck and Hawk were just sitting. I was holding up a heavy long lens.

Checking A Dike, Alligator (3)

This is a continuation of a walk down a dike, and the locals there.

Checking A Dike, Alligator (3)
Checking A Dike, Alligator (3)
Checking A Dike, Alligator (3)
Checking A Dike, Alligator (3)

The canal side water was low, in some places the Alligator were lying in just a few inches. This allowed a favorite past time.

Lazy eating.

Checking A Dike, Alligator (3)
Checking A Dike, Alligator (3)

The first time I watched this I wasn’t sure what they were doing. But it’s simple really. I just need to remember an Alligator will eat anything.

Checking A Dike, Alligator (3)
Checking A Dike, Alligator (3)

An Alligator rolls his head to the side, opens his mouth, and pushes the mud around.

Checking A Dike, Alligator (3)
Checking A Dike, Alligator (3)

Above he is chomping away. Can’t imagine what he has found in that mud, but they all do it. The shape of their snout prevents them from just reaching out to ‘touch’ something.

Lazy, sideways, eating happens all the time. On this dike I found several doing the same thing.

Next time the topic of Alligator eating habits comes up in a conversation you can jump right in.

 

Juvenile Tricolored Heron Up Top

Taken along a dirt road that separated two marshes. Only a few smaller trees dotting the sides, but he found this spot and seemed to like it. I only grabbed a few shots but Ellen stayed around the area a while.

Juvenile Tricolored Heron Up Top
Juvenile Tricolored Heron Up Top

There might be a different point of view over at PassingByPhoto.

Juvenile Tricolored Heron Up Top
Juvenile Tricolored Heron Up Top