Female anhinga stretching out. I love it when they do this. I guess that's why they are also called the "snakebird". Anhinga is just a brazilian word for snake bird.
Juvenile blue heron's got a scratch. It's got just a little bit of white feathers left. Soon it will be all blue and look like the one below.
Adult blue heron. It could be the parent of the one above.
"Just me and my shadow." sings the dragonfly.
Pretty red one.
I am not a dragonfly expert. Most of the time they all look alike to me. There are hundreds of different species and my head would explode trying to learn them, work full time and take pictures of birds. I admire people who can learn them all. But they are so pretty. And when there's not a lot of birds around in the hottest months of the year, there's tons of dragonflies to try and take pictures of. I took another trip to Kapok Park after work recently. It's a challenge to find unusual birds this time of year. All of the babies have grown up and it's still a little too early for fall migration. I'm not sure if that juvenile blue heron is the same one I keep seeing there. I've only seen one. His feathers keep getting bluer and bluer each time I'm there. Soon I won't be able to tell him apart from the other adults.