I haven’t been down to the lake in a while, but yesterday morning I fetched the camera and walked there. It’s a short trip, three or four minutes at most. The hurricane was causing havoc on the east coast of Florida but where I live, it was still quiet. Though NOAA is forecasting lots of gray skies and rain this week, the sun was out while I was there.
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An anhinga was perched on the dock, drying its wings and thinking about breakfast. This has always been my favorite Florida bird, because it’s so unusual (a bird that swims? cool!) and looks so interesting in the water. First time I saw one was in 2001, and I was hooked from that moment on.
Grackles love to sit on the boats in the marina. There are always one or two there, but you’ll see more at sunset. Residents tend to overlook these noisy birds, but they have a quiet, compelling beauty I love.
See you next time.