Circle B Bar Reserve – Bald Cypress and Storks

The tall trees in this picture aren’t dead although they look like snags. These are Bald Cypress. Unlike other cypresses they lose their leaves annually. Even in Florida in years when there is no frost. It’s just part of a natural cycle. While they are bald, they make great roosts for Woodstorks who prefer high roosts.

In the foreground, you can see one of the marshy areas of Circle B Bar. The water and reeds was filled with Coots, Common Moorhens, Black-bellied Whistling ducks and a host of others. Look closely at the top of the tree and you will see where the Anhinga like to sun themselves.

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About birds n' bugs

Retired, living in SW Florida and spending my time at nature photography in my local area. I volunteer with a couple of local organizations to help my adopted home town. Travelling is now by airplane and car instead of a sailboat but happy anyway.
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