More Pictures from the Silver River

Common Gallinule parent with a chick on the Silver River.

We had a great time kayaking the Silver River and had more to share than we could in the last post. In this post, I want to share some of the pictures of other wildlife we saw.

A Double-crested Cormorant is feeding young birds in the nest by the Silver River in Florida

My favorite experience on the trip was watching the Juvenile Double-Crested Cormorants play. I didn’t realize that young birds play, so it was amazing to me to watch these birds play together. Sometimes one would just play with a stick. Sometimes 2-3 birds would play with a piece of grass and do a “tug of war” thing.

Two Juveniles Cormorants playing along the Silver River in Florida.
Two Juveniles Cormorants playing along the Silver River in Florida.
Two Juveniles Cormorants playing along the Silver River in Florida.
Three Juveniles Cormorants playing along the Silver River in Florida.
Three Juveniles Cormorants playing along the Silver River in Florida.
Common Gallinule swimming on the Silver River in Florida
Close-up of flying insect on a flower in Silver Springs State Park in Florida
Double-crested Cormorants building a nest in a tree along the Silver River.
Pair of Wood Ducks on the Silver River in Florida.
American alligator hiding in the vegetation on the Silver River in Florida.
Immature Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) feeding on the Silver River in Florida
Wood Duck mother and her duckling on the Silver River in Florida. Notice the turtle head peaking out of the water on the left.
Anhinga parent trying to feed three fledglings along the Silver River in Florida.

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