In late March we were invited to go bird watching at Circle B Bar Reserve near Lake Hancock southeast of Lakeland, Florida. It was a lovely overcast day in which we saw over 45 different species of birds.
Jim and I followed our Canadian birder experts: Sue, Mick, Reid,
Some of the birds we saw included an anhinga,
a popular sand hill crane family,
a Common Gallinule, a roseate spoonbill,
and a great blue heron.
Lake Hancock had many, many lurking alligators.
Circle B Bar Reserve has many trails and ecosystems in which to find birds. Our knowledgeable birders determined that we were a little late in being able to see even more birds. What do we know? It was a great day with lots of animals and the varied and beautiful landscape of Florida.