A Last Hurrah Hodgepodge

With the temperatures dipping below bone-chilling, I am missing the warmer weather we had on our trip to Florida, as well as the beauty we were blessed to be surrounded with while at the wetlands. So, I thought I’d do one final post and feature some of the photos that I hadn’t had a chance to share yet – sort of a last hurrah hodgepodge!

Like the previously un-posted ducks, of which there were plenty.

Northern Shoveler

Blue-winged Teal

Hooded Merganser

And birds that were up high…

Pileated Woodpecker


Belted Kingfisher

…and creatures that were down low.

some kind of snake!

A big ole gator

Wild Pig

And birds that were mostly monochrome…



American Coot

…and one that was oh so pretty in pink.

Roseate Spoonbill

It was sad to say our goodbyes…

Tri-colored Heron

Northern Shovelers in flight

…but I have a feeling we will definitely be visiting again.

About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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7 Responses to A Last Hurrah Hodgepodge

  1. de Wets Wild says:

    Such a lovely collection, Kathy – no wonder you’re missing the warmer weather and beautiful company!

  2. lindasschaub says:

    Very nice Kathy and I’m glad that Spoonbill gave you such an intense look and showed us how he fishes with that unusual-looking bill.

  3. Wonderful series of captures and variety!

  4. I love your backyard birds, so it was great to see these fabulous photos of so many Florida friends, Kathy. Good winter to head south! Hope you have a chance to return soon.

  5. Tiny says:

    Lovely captures of ‘our’ birds, gators and more!

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