Wednesday, August 31, 2011

After work walk at Kapok Park

Great blue heron hiding in the bushes. I think I woke him up from his nap.

Tiniest frog I've ever seen. This is blown up. I almost stepped on him.

Mallards walking around keeping an eye on me.

Blue jay with a nut.

Male grackle shining in the sun.

Another hot walk around Kapok Park after work. Kapok is a small park right in the middle of some neighborhoods off a busy road. It used to be a trailer park and was turned into a water management project. It's named after the tall kapok tree that is an emergent tree in the rainforest that grows tallest over all the other trees. I couldn't find any information on how Clearwater Florida got some of these tree. In the winter there's a lot of unusual wildlife there but in the summer it slows down a bit. There weren't too many people there as well. Things were pretty quiet while I was there.


  1. What a beautiful assortment of creatures - love the heron shot especially!

  2. Lovely captures! Hope the tiny little frog doesn't end up as food!

  3. loved the sweet ducks! great shots, all.

  4. These pictures look hot, like the air itself might ignite!

  5. I agree with Pat. I can well imagine that heron meeting the little frog and thanking you for not stepping on him.
    Beautiful photos, Dina. The blue jay is great, and I love the expressions you manage to capture on the faces of ducks, etc.
    Always enjoy your blog.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  6. You have posted a nice selection of photos.

  7. A beautiful series of images..

  8. A great series for sure! I love the heron, of course, but I am especially fond of the grackle. The colors are wonderful, and I just love the pose with that tail showcased so nicely.

  9. The sheen on that grackle is something else!