After such a long, involved post last week, I thought I'd give your brains (and mine!) a rest today, and  share some of Doug's gorgeous photos. Enjoy!

 


Hibiscus coccineus
a/k/a Swamp Mallow , Red Mallow, Scarlet Hibiscus, and Scarlet Rosemallow


White Ibis (Eudocimus albus) on the Wing

 


Wood Stork (Mycteria Americana)

 


Great Blue Heron (Ardea Herodias)

 


Black-bellied Whistling Ducks (Dendrocygna autumnalis)

Formerly called Black-bellied Tree Ducks


Adult Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

 


Immature Bald Eagle
(Takes about 5 years for it to come into adult plumage)

 


Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor
),  and Female Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga)

 


Baby Barred Owl
(Strix varia)

 


Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)

 


Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinica)

 


Pink Swamp Mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos)

And there you have it. Ten beautiful and interesting birds, and two stunning varieties of mallow.
Hope you've enjoyed this trip through Doug's photo album.
If you'd like to see some of these birds and wildflowers for yourself,
book a tour on the Naiad. You'll be glad you did!


Don't Let These Guys Have All the Fun!!

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See you next week, when I'll be back with more #NotesFromTheRiver!
And remember to look UP now and then. You never know
what might be looking down at you!


Swallow-tailed Kite (Elanoides forficatus)