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Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Delray Beach

Palm Beach, FL
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Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Delray Beach, Palm Beach FL

Description

Wakodahatchee Wetlands has wildlife galore! It is just as good as the Everglades! The minute you start on the boardwalk you see birds of all kinds, even roseate spoonbills! Oh how lovely are their dark pink feathers on their sides! You walk on the long, beautiful boardwalk in a loop, stopping at gazebos to peer into the water. There are big goofy woodstorks in trees, anhingas drying their feathers, and amazing shiny blue birds. Some of the ducks have red bills. There's a good chance you'll see an alligator! Last time we visited, around noon in winter, we saw about eight alligators, and watched one eat a bird! It was very exciting.
This area has many retired people, so the visitors you will see are mostly elderly.
After, enjoy authentic Jewish deli food at Ruven's Restaurant, a sitdown diner.

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Alligator cruising by.
Alligator cruising by.
Wooden boardwalk.
Wooden boardwalk.
A Roseate Spoonbill- what a beauty!
A Roseate Spoonbill- what a beauty!
A Roseate Spoonbill and its fluffy pink feathers!
A Roseate Spoonbill and its fluffy pink feathers!
The wooden boardwalk over the wetlands.
The wooden boardwalk over the wetlands.
Big birds in a tree!
Big birds in a tree!
A white egret, determined to find a meal.
A white egret, determined to find a meal.
Canopy of trees.
Canopy of trees.
I love these birds with blue color gradient!
I love these birds with blue color gradient!
Doesn't this guy have an amazing-shaped bill?
Doesn't this guy have an amazing-shaped bill?
Lovely birds with blue feather and red beak.
Lovely birds with blue feather and red beak.
A Great Blue Heron.
A Great Blue Heron.
These birds are hilarious!
These birds are hilarious!
Alligator under the boardwalk.
Alligator under the boardwalk.
People check out the alligator under the boardwalk.
People check out the alligator under the boardwalk.
Can you spot the beautiful rainbow-colored bird?
Can you spot the beautiful rainbow-colored bird?
Sunny day at the wetlands.
Sunny day at the wetlands.
Gazebo.
Gazebo.
The wooden boardwalk.
The wooden boardwalk.
Flowers catching the light.
Flowers catching the light.
Great blue heron.
Great blue heron.
Anhinga bird drying its wings.
Anhinga bird drying its wings.
Pretty sight of water lilies.
Pretty sight of water lilies.
The entrance to the wetlands.
The entrance to the wetlands.
Bird on a tree trunk sticking out of the water, and reflection.
Bird on a tree trunk sticking out of the water, and reflection.
Can you spot the alligator?
Can you spot the alligator?
Alligator looking serious.
Alligator looking serious.
Alligator!
Alligator!
It's fun to spot an alligator!
It's fun to spot an alligator!
Egret in the flowers.
Egret in the flowers.
Bird in the wetlands.
Bird in the wetlands.
Alligator's curvy tail.
Alligator's curvy tail.
Funny woodstorks in the trees right by the boardwalk.
Funny woodstorks in the trees right by the boardwalk.
Blue heron.
Blue heron.
Woodstork in a tree.
Woodstork in a tree.
Duck with red beak.
Duck with red beak.
White egrets honing in on a meal.
White egrets honing in on a meal.
About to take flight...
About to take flight...
Beautiful black and white bird.
Beautiful black and white bird.
Can you see the alligator?
Can you see the alligator?
This blue heron is really taking his chances...
This blue heron is really taking his chances...
Bird in a tree.
Bird in a tree.
Luminous blue bird.
Luminous blue bird.
Flowers.
Flowers.
Iguana.
Iguana.
Alligator on the grassy bank.
Alligator on the grassy bank.
Long-neck turtle!
Long-neck turtle!
Shiny blue and black bird.
Shiny blue and black bird.
Alligator catching a bird!
Alligator catching a bird!
Munch, munch...
Munch, munch...
Holding onto his catch, because it's hard to eat!
Holding onto his catch, because it's hard to eat!
Alligator cruising by, below us.
Alligator cruising by, below us.
Alligator in the dark water...
Alligator in the dark water...
Alligator moving slowly along.
Alligator moving slowly along.
Checking out the alligator from the boardwalk.
Checking out the alligator from the boardwalk.
   

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William Crowe
09/29/2016 08:53
What a nice write up and the photos are excellent. Looks like quite a lot of birdlife needing to keep an alert eye to avoid those alligators!

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