Day 283, January 29, 2013 (Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Palm Beach County, FL): The Palm Beach County government created a water impoundment that became the Wakodahatchee Wetlands. The wetlands have become their own ecosystem supported by plant life that has attracted numerous species of birds and reptiles. Here are a few of our sightings.

Anhinga mating plummage



‘Gator snoozing


 Woodstork beating the weeds for grub


Mom and one of the kids


 Purple gallinule (colorful chicken)


Go ahead! Take my picture.


This guy is a pest and foreign species. It eats everything in sight.


Moorhen (another kind of chicken)


Anhinga collecting nesting material


Can you see the ‘gator?


Great blue heron feeding the kids


Great blue heron tired of feeding the kids


It’s mine! No … it’s mine!