north florida - upper suwannee

By: marsHen , 1:04 AM GMT on January 18, 2012

06:10, 44F, clear, waning crescent moon over the farm house. dogs making a racket. odor of skunk in the yard.
07:30, 46F, fog layers above pasture. got 2 eggs.
there were 2 sundogs on either side of the sun on the trip to suwannee.. changing weather?
09:20, high tide on the Suwannee, tide going out. water temp. 15C, 59F. loon diving on the river. never saw a loon on the river before. lots of ducks and cormorants. white pelicans and cormorants at west pass. catching black mullet, mug. cephalus, in the big net. that's all. lots of YOY spots and pinfish in the bait net. small flocks of ducks all over. oyster catchers on the oyster bars in the back creeks. tripped on a sawgrass root and almost fell in but the crew caught me. water temp. by coon island, 14C, 57F.
wind from the south, 5-8 knts., sunny, partly cloudy. chilly when we were running so guessing the air temp was in the mid-60's. a super day.
16:30, 70F at the farm. unloaded hay and feed and did chores. got 3 more eggs. while I was filling the sheep water, the hawk screeched over and I heard a whimpering noise from the oak above me. it was a squirrel, lying flat on a branch with its tail spread out over it like a blanket. good camoflage! hawk didn't se it..
19:20, 56F, clear, stars and planets out. tired.. another field day tomorrow!

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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.

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