north florida - wild florida

By: marsHen , 12:33 PM GMT on May 31, 2012

07:10, 75F, hazy. calm. clear skies. roosters up. early walks with the dogs. raisin bran for breakfast. fed all birds. got 1 egg.
10:20, pileated woodpecker in sand pines in lane. moved a gopher tortoise out of the limerock road. just missed a turkey vulture feeding on a dead deer on the shoulder. swerved around a black racer crossing the road.
10:50, super high tide at CK. low 80's. west wind 5-8 knts., sunny. finished the seine. cataloged some articles.
16:40, low tide going out. light chop at the sandspit. spoonbills and snowy egrets sifting through a mud flat. pileated woodpecker in the pines in the lane. unidentified large immature hawk flew across cactus field.
yard cat still missing. dogs and I looked around but no trace. got 2 eggs.
21:20, 76F, light clouds. waxing gibbous moon moving in and out of the cloud cover. faint stars showing.
just looked at the radar. perhaps rain is in the farm's future ... let it rain, let it pour ...

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