north florida - wild florida - the cedar keys

By: marsHen , 10:43 AM GMT on May 10, 2012

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05:45, 65F, foggy. bright waning gibbous moon over the cabbage palms in the SSW. roosters up. oatmeal. got 0.25" rain last night.
09:00, tide going out. 70's, NW wind, 5-7 knts. veering to the W. choppy offshore. sampled the fish from snake key to rattlesnake. 4 sets with the 600 ft. seine. got 4 species of stingrays, a bonnethead shark, some redfish, sheepshead, black drum (large and eating size) and a snook. got mostly pinfish, pigfish, and silver perch in the bait seine. tide turned in late morning. water temps, 25C, 77F. wind was chilly.
oyster catchers at the channel islands. otherwise, the usual birds.. worked hard getting the big seine in but it was a pleasant day.
16:30, high tide. egrets in the spartina.
18:30, 82F, calm. dogs sleeping under the house. got 3 eggs. smallest lamb bites tail of cheeky squirrel at the feed troughs.
21:20, 69F, calm. stars out. venus already behind the trees in the donkey woodlot. barred owl carrying on with another owl in the pecan trees.. a lot of hooting. dogs barking, too..

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About marsHen

marine biologist around the Suwannee River delta. Raise Cracker sheep on an old Cracker farm ~ 12 mi. (as the crow flies) from the Gulf.