Top picture: Tricolored heron. Below it a heron catches something (a small crab?) through the muck and swallows it.
Some young coots did not know enough to fly away as I walked by.
After a few days of 40/30 degrees, it warmed up to 70/80 today. Saw a number of turtles and alligators. Met some people who were counting the number of alligators. They had sighted 23 in the two main lakes here.
A snake bird. It was always in the middle of the lake, making hard to get a good picture.
Turkey vultures always congregate by this lake. The black-bellied whistling ducks are heard in the background.
Black bellied whistling ducks. Nothing dramatic.