Myakka Morning

Myakka State Park 01/19/2014

All photos Copyright: 2014 Clausing Photography    

I am using my last trip out to Myakka State park as a test for my blog. I am going to try to keep fresh content coming regularly. 

I have been working like crazy to get everything set up on my website, links working, galleries made, etc.   I was in need of some rejuvenation through nature so I headed to the park.

The day started out rather chilly with a thick layer of frost on the ground.

The birds were scratching around in the frost atop the boardwalk.

The buzzards were trying to stay in the sun to soak up the warmth.

The Anhinga's began their morning fishing.

This snowy egret found a nice catfish.

After pondering for a few minutes, he began to swallow his prize.

After getting it down he stood for a while in this position,  I began to think he bit off more than he could chew.

A hawk sits in a tree above the water trying to spot some breakfast.

A lone Rosette Spoonbill made it's way into view.

The wildlife was abundant and was just what i needed to "recharge."  I have many more images to go through and they will eventually make it to my website. Right now my internet usage is limited, part of the fun of living in the country.  I needed to decide between unlimited use at a VERY slow rate, and a limited amount at a fairly quick rate. I went with speed! Now the majority my uploading has to be done off site.

 As this first blog is a test, I hope that the images look as good as they should (I need to get the balance between size and resolution dialed in) and that you enjoy some pretty nature pictures as I get everything in order.  Thank you for taking a look at this as i continue to get everything in order.