Water lettuce  
Palm Warbler Stands On Water Lettuce
This tiny Palm Warbler is standing on a bit of floating Water Lettuce surrounded by Duckweed. The next time I visited the Water Lettuce was covered in blue. My best guess is that the blue is an herbicide; I hope it won't harm the Red-winged Blackbirds I saw standing on it.
Male Red-winged Blackbird Stands On Sprayed Water Lettuce
Male Boat-tailed Grackle and Little Blue Heron By Water Lettuce
...and here a Male Boat-tailed Grackle and a Little Blue Heron stand on the bank amidst the Duckweed and the Water Lettuce:
Water lettuce is considered a problem plant.  It grows so thick that the water quality does down enough to reduce the fish population. That's not good for wading birds who eat fish.
I guess that blue stuff worked, because I haven't seen any water lettuce recently.
Water Lettuce
Did you see the turtle peeking up beside the water lettuce in the photo above?
Turtle by Water Lettuce
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