Lafitte National Park
April 18, 2010
|The first trip was 4-18-10. We arrived at 6:00am so many of the pictures were basically taken in the dark.|
|Redwinged Black Birds These birds were over a football field away from us.|
|This Carolina Wren thought she would get away from my camera.|
|The Barred Owl peaking out from behind the tree.|
|The Red Irises (sometimes called copper iris) were also in bloom. These were exceptionally pretty.|
|The second trip in 3 weeks produced a deer. We were the first ones on the trail
at 7am Saturday May 1, 2010 but it was warm and very windy. No big aligators this time.
|The bees were really interested in this Canada Thistle.|
Now for the gator growl (mating call). The gators were all seen on the first trip (4-18-10). It was cool but with no wind that morning. There were quite a few aligators and most were making this sound:
See the 6 picture sequence taken while one was growling (calling a mate).