Hot July 4th Weekend!

Southwest Florida is quite hot this weekend, so most of the wildlife is well hidden.  I managed to get a few photos to share.  A Swallow-Tailed Kite glided a little lower over our house and I was able to get a photo from a little closer than previous shots.  They are such beautiful birds to watch.

The baby Osprey certainly isn't much of a baby any longer.  It leaves the nest for flights now.  But, the Mom still brings food for it.  We haven't seen the Dad in quite a while, but Mom is on total guard duty.

These two young Yellow-Crowned Night Heron are growing and appeared to be out on their own today, taking it easy on a log in the water behind our house.

I'm not sure what is going on with his hairstyle, but I assume it has something to do with the beginning of his signature "Yellow-crown"!?

And then of course, a butterfly for good measure!