Myakka River State Park, Sarasota, Florida
We have spent the last few days hanging around the park. Taking walks, birding and enjoying other hobbies. It has been cool, temperatures in the 60’s. We are loving the lower temps!
Remember my header photo of the Black-bellied Whistling Ducks? The reason they were able to rest with their eyes closed is, because they always have one watching for signs of danger.
A beautiful Northern Cardinal, daily visitor to our site.
A late evening walk along the river gave me these two gifts above.
Great Blue Heron
Look closely at the Great Blue Heron photo above. The two additional Anhinga photos are of it trying to dry its feathers after hunting.
A few additional Anhinga photos from walks around the park.
Little Blue Herons, Tri-colored Herons, Great Egrets, all seen in Myakka River State Park.
Along with Black-crowned and Green Herons
Glossy and White Ibis, another late evening shot.
Myakka River State Park is a wonderful place to visit if you enjoy birding, biking, hiking, kayaking, or just the peacefulness of being out in nature.
Coming up, a late evening photo shoot with a Snowy Egret.
Have fun everyday!
Wednesday evening we arrived at Myakka River State Park in Sarasota, Florida. This is our second visit, and it is so much fun to be here again. We are in a large, corner, full hook-up, pull-thru, with lots of vegetation between sites, so whats not to enjoy!
All you have to do is walk out the door of your RV and the sights and sounds of nature engulf you. This afternoon, a Red-shouldered Hawk flew into a tree near us. He was screeching so loudly and what seemed like a very long time. We couldn’t figure out what had him so upset.
Myakka is a nature lovers paradise! Since Wednesday, I have seen over 44 species of birds, and have taken hundreds of photos! I hope to post a few of them, which depends on the quality of the internet. It has been slow…..
I captured this White Heron hunting for a late meal, the evening light was gorgeous. (Note the yellow legs and bill on.)
“Listen up guys, if I fish here will you leave me alone?”
“Okay, thanks. I will hold you all, to your word.”
“This little guy, I don’t trust so much.”
“I can tell, he is still watching me, I better get out of here.”
“I got a little itch.”
“That feels better; how do I look? Now I just need to catch a fish.”
Click on this link Myakka River to see what activities this beautiful park has to offer. It has become one of my very favorite locations.
Yesterday, we ventured out of the park for lunch. Found a local place called Cedar Reef Fish Camp to eat. I had butternut squash ravioli with shrimp and Howard had Fish n Chips (fresh catch haddock). It was all delicious; we love to find local and unique places to eat. Here is their web-site: Cedar Reef.
More photos of Myakka River State Park to follow…