Boating into the Mandalay Wildlife Refuge and cypress areas around Lake Palourde never, ever gets old to me. I’m like a child with a shiny new bicycle on my birthday each time I ride into these magical, mystical waters. Always amazed, enthralled, intrigued, and mystified by what I see.
Since I’m also “working” the PROW project while on these trips, with my camera under the boat console, most of the photos are just a quick grab-and-shoot ordeal, since the female prothonotary warblers we attempt to capture as they fly out of the nest boxes wait for no man, or woman, or photographer!
These are photos I thought you might enjoy. I certainly tremendously enjoyed viewing these critters in their natural settings.
Enjoy! (and please click to see larger image!)
First, birds of Lake Palourde*
Next, Prothonotary Warblers of Lake Palourde
Reptiles of Lake Palourde
Cypress scapes of Lake Palourde
And the winners of the Creativity of Nature Award . . .
You MUST click on the above two photos to get a closer look at how nature made these creatures! Can you see a puppy with its tongue hanging out? Can you see the face of an owl, beak included?
*All photos in this Lake Palourde Series were taken yesterday, April 16, 2017, on the go, on the run, while manning the boat or handling the anchor or assisting Nat, the bird scientist! I just love on-the-go photos when they turn out like these!
Swamp Thangs Part 2 coming soon!