I couldn't resist. With the kayak on the car, and Fort Maitland Park a mile and a half away, I got a 90 minute paddle in this morning, Wednesday, May 26, 2010.
Partly cloudy with a light breeze. I saw just two other boats, none on Lake Minnehaha.
Lots of anhingas, but first, a moorhen. I've seen this bird referred to as a "purple gallinule". It is not, the purple gallinule is more colorful. http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Purple_Gallinule/id
Lake Minnehaha. A different paddle from my recent excursions on the wild Blackwater Creek
But wildlife has a home in the suburbs.
After my usual circle of Lake Minnehaha, I was back in the canal, a brief stop in Lake Nina.