July is not a great time for bird watching in Florida, unless you want to watch Muscovy ducks. This one came out of the pond at Indian Riverside Park and waddled right up to me.
Woman with camera talks to duck: Hello. Good morning. How are you today?
Duck: Do you have food?
Woman: No, sorry. That’s not what I’m here for. I was looking for other birds, to be honest. You’re too easy to get. But you are kind of amazing looking, I can see that now. Ready for your close up?
Duck: I will tolerate your presence for a few minutes, yes. Just in case you have something in your pockets.