Along the paths in the woods...
A Northern harrier. (I'm currently working on a painting based on this photo.) (Update, Apr. 13, 2010; The painting is done.)
Moss growing on bricks (macro.)
A Northern mockingbird.
Dozens of yellow-rumped warblers.
A male red-bellied woodpecker, looking into what might be a nesting hole. (There were red-headed woodpeckers around, as well.)
Out around the marsh...
One of a few groups of turtles.
Some kind of snake.
A few of probably thousands of minnows.
One of several pied-billed grebes.
A couple of large bowfins (this one was already partly under the boardwalk--sorry.)
My first sighting of a common moorhen (with another pied-billed grebe in the background.)
An oddly straight & rainbow-looking blade of grass in the marsh.
A marsh menace, one of at least 2 invasive nutria
A huge brown pelican (our state bird & a conservation success story,) was diving for fish.
Some of many American coots.
On downloading this shot of random wood at home later, I was pleasantly surprised to realize that I'd inadvertantly snapped a photo of an American alligator (our state reptile & another conservation success story.)
There were also red-winged blackbirds, American robins and Carolina chickadees, most of which were heard but not seen. Afterwards we went to Taquaria Noria, where I had a "La Noria" salad that was a feast for all of the senses. If you live on the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain, you must have one!