We were barely parked near the trailhead and out of the georental when the shore sightings started at the park. It was a memorable site before we left the parking area.
Success! A number of fish were meals today for the birds on the water.
We really did hike for a bit between watching the water.
We also found some nicely hidden geocaches along the way.
Ou first lizard for the trip
They grow them big along the Myakka.
A long view of the Myakka
All the birds were successful fishing today.
Another cache found
and Another Lizard
We slowly made our way through the park sampling caches and the views.
There were so many beautiful birds here.
Well, maybe not all of them
This was the first boar cage we have seen in the woods.
Ammo cans get rusty in these marshes.
Our last big birding spot of the day was a viewing platform. We were happy to spot some birds we had yet to see on this day.
We were happier for a surprise
It was interesting to see other people at the platform who were so busy taking selfies they completely missed the one take off from shore and fly over the platform while gaining altitude. We left a lot of unfound caches at the state park for another visit...