We walked into the quiet of the swamp along a boardwalk, pausing on the wooden slats to take in the sounds of the wrens and warblers as they greeted the dawn. In the distance a barred owl called. Ubiquitous throughout the southern swamps and woodlands, the call of the barred owl has long symbolized the wilderness to me. It’s rare that I’ve been able to catch a glimpse of them, but on this day they were to reveal themselves. Join me on a walk through the swamp on a spring morning…
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Thanks, I’m visiting your blog now, looks like a nice site..
Awesome…glad you could capture the owl!
Me too, finally close enough to really see one!
Beautiful bird. We saw one just the other day but it was too dark to get a picture. He actually seemed mad at us for being there..hooting away…and after about ten minutes, flew off. Just at that moment, we looked down to see a toad at our feet. I think he was mad because he was eyeing a snack and our being there prevented him from getting it.
Haha, probably, probably.
Love the owl in flight! Looks like like full-on summer there.
Yeah, the cypress were already greening up for the summer. It’s been nice to move north along with the spring…
Beautiful, beautiful images. Great shots, MM 🍀
Really appreciate that, thanks!
Beautiful. You make the swamp look like a nice place to hang-out 🙂
Haha, thanks, the Corkscrew Swamp is truly a wonderful place to hang out…
After seeing these photos, I can actually believe that 🙂
Wow these are beautifully taken pictures. And the owl is cute.
Thanks, appreciate that!
Thanks so much for the beautiful field trip.. wonderful pictures!!
You’re most welcome, it was a truly magical day and that’s a beautiful swamp!
Yes, it’s over near Naples. The Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. It’s one of the finest boardwalks, run by the Audubon Society.
Fantastic shots! Great captures of nature. Looks very peaceful and relaxing.
It’s great, I recommend going first thing in the morning when the boardwalk opens, at 7am. No crowds, the birds are active and you get to see a lot of wildlife…
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It’s nice to have made the list, thanks!
I love those owl pics, they are so cute!
thanks jen, i appreciate that! they really are fascinating animals…
It’s stunning, very impressionate ! Congrats :’)
You’re welcome 🙂 I would take photo like this !