The Florida Everglades sunrises are so gorgeous the visual sights easily invigorate me to hike around with a camera capturing the beauty of a sunrise and the birds of the morning.

I was fortunate to capture a Red Tail Hawks nest and later photographing the Hawk seeking a morning meal.

I heard the Red-bellied Woodpecker pecking away most of the morning and finally captured the photo during a break. The medium-sized woodpecker is part of the family of Picidae. It breeds mainly in the eastern United States, ranging as far south as Texas and as far north as Canada.

This Great Blue Heron used its quiet stealth near the water long before it stood for its photo.

These photos were taking a short walk from the Monument Lake Campgrounds along the Tamiami Trail, route 41 within the Big Cypress National Preserve.

No morning walk where there is water nearby would be complete without the presence of a ubiquitous alligator lurking in the water calmly waiting for any opportunity for a meal.

Inside the campground is a pole with several bird habitats for nesting, and they are a lively group in the morning.

With so much to see and experience, it’s the perfect morning for me. 🙂

By Expedition Nomadic Adventurer

As a retiree travel blogger touring the US, voicing my wisdom, opinion, and thoughts about the retirement lifestyle and life in general. I'm an aspiring pre-published indie author of baby boomer romance and adventures with a whimsical comedic side. I photograph wildlife and landscapes, mountain, biking, kayaking, hiking, and backpacking. I travel the back roads and highways of America, Canada, and Mexico, documenting my adventures via print and photography.

5 thoughts on “Big Cypress National Preserve morning sunrise”
  1. Gorgeous 🧡

  2. Beautiful photos, my friend, thanks for sharing and have a good day. Aiva

  3. 👍🏻😘

    Sent from my iPad Teri Soled


  4. Enjoyed this story, especially as a bird watcher myself. Keep the travel stories and adventures coming. Cheers

  5. Florida never disappoints. You’ve showcased the Everglade’s wildlife perfectly. And the image with the sun peeking out from the trees is magnificent. Made me feel like I was standing right beside you at dawn.

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