I still have loads of photos to share from our Florida road trip. These are from Corkscrew Swamp, which I would dearly love to revisit. It was a dreary, rainy and overcast day, it poured buckets, not all the time on our walk, but we got soaked and with all that it was the most interesting and fun experience. We certainly didn't let the weather get in the way of our enjoyment of this place. There were shelters all along the route and, when it got really bad we were able to use them and soon after be on our way.
All these photos are not the best but what we love about them is that we came across our first owl ever in the wild, and we were able to record it, for the memory alone. We were both extremely happy for the experience. The owl was high up in that tree. The Park Rangers had put a spotting scope for people to use as they passed by. We were glad we stopped as when we made the trip back, the scope had been removed because of the weather. I had read somewhere that you could use the scope and if you positioned your lens over it you would get a closer look. My hands weren't that steady so Gregg tried and he was able to get the photo below. Both Gregg and I took the photos shown today.
As I said, not the sharpest but I like the soft quality of the last few shots.
A Barred Owl, what a beauty!