On the computer, I have “working” directories, where I dump downloads for later processing. While sorting and moving to permanent directories, I came across a few pics I’d overlooked or saved for later.
This one was taken way back in May, when ducklings were showing up at the canal. The parents were nearby; I snapped this through the fence that separates the condos from the park. They knew I was there, which is probably why they bunched up like this. After taking a few fast shots, I crept away. I try never to disturb wildlife.
Early in the year, a boat floated down the canal and someone sprayed poison on the opposite bank. My guess is it was meant to kill the grass along the waterline, to keep it from creeping deeper across the canal. That grass is still yellow. 😦 But it doesn’t seem to have harmed the wildlife much, if at all.
Snapped this bird singing in a tree as I passed beneath it. The chest feathers look scraggly; I wonder if he was attacked by something? Or maybe he just misjudged a branch and flew right into it. If so, lucky he wasn’t killed!
Notice the bit of purple in the previous photo? That’s American Beautyberry. It grows wild everywhere here, adding vibrant color to a green landscape. http://www.south-florida-plant-guide.com/american-beautyberry.html
Have a terrific weekend!