To the delight of those who traverse the park the birds have re-emerged from courting and rearing and are now introducing their offspring to all.
Presently, local photographers are primarily focused on ospreys, eagles and green herons. At any given moment you may observe an osprey diving for fish, flying overhead with a catch, or dining in a nearby tree.
Yesterday afternoon a photographer captured two juvenile golden eagles flying parallel to each other. I managed to photograph this juvenile bald eagle:
Hendrie is now home to a family of green herons.
As we stood photographing and admiring the herons we heard a sound from above. Looking up two great blue herons and an osprey were circling overhead. The herons settled in a nearby tree. The osprey flew westward. Cloudy mornings net interesting photographs.
For this series sunflower seeds and the camera were placed on the rail. Within eight minutes the following appeared:
Notable species observed during our walkabout included a great egret and an American kestrel. These added more sparkle to our visit: