The first half of the walk did not yield very many new birds. There were many Yellow-rumped Warblers along the path, also a Blue-headed Vireo.
Finally in open country seen from an observation platform the first Red-tailed Hawk presented itself sitting on top of tree close by. Throughout the walk I would count three more, although I couldn't rule out duplicates.
After a few minutes it flew off,
....circled once and disappeared in the woods.
Later on further down the path two hawks were flying through the trees above and settled on a couple of trees.
The land became more swampy. A Great Crested Flycatcher was sitting on branch just above the water.
A Blue-crowned Night-Heron was resting in a tree half hidden by thick vegetation.
The path opened to a patch of water lettuce, in which an immature Little Blue Heron and a Tricolored Heron were hunting for prey.
A male Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was feeding on a fruit tree.
Throughout the walk the drumming of various woodpeckers and the check-check-check of the Red-bellied Woodpecker were ringing through the forest.
Returning to the visitor center I checked out the feeders. They were occupied by Boat-tailed Grackles to the exclusion of all others.This female manages to crouch into the small trough of a hanging feeder meant for smaller birds.
To be continued.....