Tag Archives: CorkscrewSwamp

little ‘gator on a log

A little alligator maybe a year old finds a spot of sunlight penetrating the cypress canopy in a swamp.

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pair of owls

Dusk settles over a cypress swamp as a pair of barred owls prepare for an evening hunt.

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sunning otter

An otter takes a moment to rest while diving for crayfish in the depths of a cypress swamp in Southwest Florida. Not only is it hard work poking around cypress knees in the murky waters, but otters need to be … Continue reading

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fishing Tricolored heron

Tricolored heron hunting fish in a shallow swamp.

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Roseate spoonbill

Preening after a walk in the swamp. Roseate spoonbill in Southwest Florida.

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White ibis

A White ibis watches for its next meal from a perch above Corkscrew Swamp.

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roadblock

Roadblock. Alligator lingers on a backcountry trail in SW Florida.

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dilemma

Hikers pause along the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Bird Rookery Trail in NE Naples, Florida. Sunning alligators are common along the trail. Most will move from the trail when approached, but some are more reluctant.

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Kites in the sky

Swallow-tailed kites have left the skies over Florida, sailing for the tropics. I look forward to their return in the spring.

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Sandhill crane

Sandhill crane, Grus canadensis, on the edge of a citrus grove. The hollow, rattling call is pleasant reminder that the Florida backcountry is brimming with life.

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