The idea for this post started with a search for the town alligator. Normally the Alligator does not come out while there are people around unless they have little toddlers or small dogs with them. Since it was midweek and I was alone, I did not expect to see anything on my visit to our birding center. So come along with me and we’ll try to find the alligator. I can’t guarantee anything and hope you enjoy the tour.
There’s the sign post up ahead.
Yes, there are warning signs which hold promise.
The city wants you to know this is a serious place and there is no room for horseplay.
Whoops. I think we better let this one go by.
Here are the birds we can expect to see. (you can click for a larger size)
Here are the animals which call the bird center home.
Now on to Alligator country. Watch your step.
Looks kind of swampy around here.
Look, some birds.
They are tough to see from a distance. I wish I had brought a telephoto lens. Wait look!
It’s a telescope like you would find in New York. I don’t have a quarter. Looking closer it is free! Here is a shot through it.
Looks like a few Loons. We need to quit fooling around and find that Alligator.
Here is a bridge to somewhere.
Watch your step. I would hide that pet chicken if I were you. (No pets remember?)
I’ll be darned there she is. (yes this is a female) Papa is obviously out doing something.
Well, we found the Alligator so I think our trip was a success. Hope you enjoyed it.