Winter in the Everglades (The River of Grass) is a birder's paradise. I consider myself an amateur birder, new to the sport. The many visits to this park, turned me on to the sport. This year the high water level is forcing many of the nesting birds to move to higher grounds and away from the trails, but there are always plenty of birds to photograph.
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture and Black Vulture
Expecting Osprey parents
This is the reason we come birding in the Everglades. There were thousands of American Coot birds swimming in this lagoon, the pictures does not do justice to the sight.