July in Central Florida is a tough time for photo-ops, especially nature and wildlife photo-ops. The bird breeding season is over, and the heat makes both human and animal activity brief and difficult.
A few of us did scout Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge last weekend. It’s supposed to have the largest summer gathering of Swallowtail Kites in the Southeast US. They spend July and August there while they prepare to migrate to Brazil. We didn’t see any. We’ll try again and I’ll put together a better scouting report.
Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge: Birdless, misty morning
I did manage to make a couple of photos around my neighborhood last week. This one is from Tuesday. I noticed these awesome rain clouds on my way home from work and stopped by a small park on the south shore of Lake Jesup to photograph them.
Might Rain: Looking north from the south shore of Lake Jesup
And this is a photo of one of our neighborhood eagles. We’ve seen it sitting in this tree on many mornings this year.
Neighborhood Bald Eagle: It always amazes me when I see one of these in the wild. What a remarkable comeback they’ve had from near extinction.
So there you have it. My photo life this week.
Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog. Now – go make some photos!
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