I’m talking about a photo, but we’ll do a couple before I get to that one. 🙂
The other morning, there was mist on the water. I’m guessing that’s unusual this time of year, it stays so hot even through the night. We’re lucky to get down into the 70s the last couple weeks. This doesn’t quite capture it–you can see a little along the shoreline–but it was drifting across the top of the water like smoke, curling and dancing. Beautiful! Next time, I get video.
The next three are birds. In the first, we revisit the Anhinga, which I think is an amazing bird. It is awesome in the water. It will dive off whatever, head first, completely submerge, then stick only it’s head and the first part of the neck out. Suki and I were walking the other evening and spied this fellow under a dock. Notice the peculiar angle of his neck?
I spied this gorgeous fellow on another walk. I’ve posted pics of him before, but he’s worth another look. Little Blue Heron, mature. Love that purple shade on his neck.
I saved the best for last. This is what it says about the bird on Wiki: An unusual bird of southern swamps and marshes, the Limpkin reaches the northern limits of its breeding range in Florida. There, it feeds almost exclusively on apple snails, which it extracts from their shells with its long bill. Its screaming cry is unmistakable and evocative.
Now I know why I’ve been finding empty shells on the grass parallel to the sidewalk next to the canal. 🙂 This bird has been eating them. I’ll have to keep an eye open; maybe I can get pics of him doing this. Cheerful-looking fellow, isn’t he?
Have a great weekend. See you Monday.