.As we headed from Creekfield Lake to 40 Acre Lake, we swung by the end of Elm Lake - just in case there was something interesting around. We were rewarded with good views of a Red-shouldered Hawk.
As usual, the trees around the 40 Acre parking lot looked majestic and were draped in Spanish moss.
The lake itself was very quiet. There were half-a-dozen small alligators but few birds except Common Moorhens. Some of the Moorhens here were accompanied by juveniles.
A solitary Great Blue Heron was fishing.
The first Belted Kingfisher I've ever seen at BBSP was posing on a snag but flew off before I could get a photo. A pair of White Ibis were less concerned by our presence.
As we walked back to the parking lot area, we came across a few songbirds - Tufted Titmouse, Ruby-crowned Kinglet and Northern Parula.
After that it was a picnic lunch near the parking area - entertained by N. Mockingbird, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Ruby-crowned Kinglet and Yellow-rumped Warbler - before heading home.