You might pass by this pond surrounded by a chain-link fence and ignore it, but for us who work next to it, it is a place that is home to a very lively wildlife community that comes and goes and makes each day a different day...
First family of the season!
Beautiful Great Blue Heron
Green Herons are unique in that they will often drop insects, bits of twigs and other small objects onto the water surface to attract small fish which it then catches with a quick thrust of its beakhttp://www.floridasnature.com
The Great Egret is a dazzling sight in many a North American wetland.
Eurasian collared A few Eurasian Collared-Doves were introduced to the Bahamas in the 1970s. They made their way to Florida by the 1980s and then rapidly colonized most of North America. (www.allaboutbirds.org)
Florida designated the Mockingbird as the official state bird in 1927. (https://statesymbolsusa.org)
Little Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
A Great Egret
Three beautiful Egyptian Geese visiting the pond.
Catch and release...great day at the pond.
The Tricolored Heron (formerly called the Louisiana Heron) is similar in appearance to the Little Blue Heron. http://www.floridasnature.com/florida_birds.html