Kayaking the Wekiva River, We hit a Grand Slam!

October 29, 2013 was a great day to be on the Wekiva River. We launched around 9:30 am and even before we hit the water the Anhingas were out sunning, Great Egrets and Little Blue Herons were out fishing. The Kingfishers and Phoebes are here now and the Wood Ducks are starting to pair up. It's that time of year. As we paddled along the river, we saw several baby Alligators sitting together as well as the turtles all together on the log. Then we came across a tree with a "Triple" in it. The next best thing to that... is a "Grand Slam" ...a foursome... a tree with 4 birds of different species all perched together. We saw the Osprey, Great Blue Heron, hiding in the Spanish Moss and an Anhinga. Then out of nowhere, a White Ibis came flying in, to make it a Grand Slam ;-).  These photos below are compliments of Deborah Dance. Thanks Deborah! For more of Deborah's photography, visit her website at