After spending two nights in Naples where we visited friends from Germany and with the low depression moving into Florida we decided to head back to the Everglades where temperatures will drop as well but not that much as further north.
Nonetheless, we headed to the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary close to Naples to see what is going on there. We did not arrive as early as I wished to and the light was already pretty harsh. In the shade there were several nice plants backlit from the sun and this is always a good chance of creating creative shots.
We heard many birds but have seen only a limited selection or the were to far away to photography.
This pileated woodpecker is one of the largest in the US and fit nicely in the scene here. I wished a little less harsh light but that’s what you get if you do not get up early.
Some more pictures are in our gallery.
We arrived in the mid afternoon, checked into our hotel and then hit the road towards the Everglades National Park. Masses of people could be found at the Anhinga Trail but deeper into the park we mostly found people leaving the park for dinner.
Even with the sun still being high we were able to manage several nice shots already.
I am always amazed how much birds there are and how tame the appear.
More pictures will be added almost daily here: Everglades National Park gallery
Tonight we had already a good portion of rain and now the wind picked up and clouds are moving in and out. Tomorrow morning temperatures will be probabyl around freezing point. We will see how this will slow down the overall wildlife activities