Way back in early April we went to Alligator Lake. My pictures are the birds and the second snake and the others are Mike’s.
It was dewey in the morning and the rain lilies were out.
The water has remained higher than our visits in previous years. Joining back to the main loop trail around the lake, two large alligators were sunning on the trail. Luckily they went back to the water. Then we found two snakes. This patient one I think is a mud snake.
this song sparrow (?), had no trouble hopping along on top of the water plants
we peeked at this hunting bittern for several minutes trying to get a clear shot
female red-winged blackbird, who looks very different than the nearly all black male
white pelican, with a cormorant behind
metallic leopard frog
southern water snake