Walking along the seawall at my parents' condo complex in St. Petersburg, Fla., is always entertaining. Large wading birds like the great egret perch along the wall, on the docks and even on boats. Below, an egret begins to fly away after my husband startles it.
Dolphins fish and frolic in the water.
This little blue heron let me get quite close.
The great egret looks intently for fish.
Below: The big picture. Despite all the development along Boca Ciega Bay, it is comforting to see waterbirds coexisting with us.