It was very hot today and I began my trip with a dip in the spring water of the Wacissa, which is always refreshingly cold. Sherry is a good wildlife spotter and she spotted a raccoon almost immediately near Little Blue Spring. Peggy got jealous! The purple gallinules have more babies scuttling about on the lily pads and this one was quite the jumper. His uncle looks on.
It took all afternoon to spot a yellow crowned night heron but we did and he was drying his wings, a comical pose when herons do it.
This Swallow Tailed Kite was fishing near the end of our trip. I cropped it with Photoshop Starter Edition.