Camera Critters is hosted every Saturday by the lovely Misty. Be sure you visit!
Last week Mr. Dragon and I decided to visit the Japanese Garden in Hermann Park.
It was a beautiful afternoon. Little humidity.
On the way to the Japanese Garden we saw a few feathered critters.
A couple of Black-bellied Whistling Ducks with friend.
Black-Bellied Whistling Duck
I have a story for you about the Whistlers. Last year Mom Whistler made her nest in the sculpture garden at the Museum of Fine Arts -- several very long blocks from this lake. When her eggs hatched, several birders at the museum kept an eye on the youngsters and one day were able to capture them and take them to the lake at Hermann Park. They figured Mom could and would fly over, but the youngsters would never make it across the streets to water. I'd like to think that the Whistlers we saw are those same babes all grown up.
Inside the gates of the Japanese Garden we found this little guy.
He has a white tail ... cotton tail perhaps.
This little bunny was smaller than the first. A little family.
More critters in the Japanese Garden next week!
Happy Critter Day!