The deer herd was atop an camp ground septic system. I would have had a better view if and RVer, emptying the poop from his rig, had not shouted, HONEY! COME TO THIS SIDE! The deer bolted.
Rabbit as I left the Park, 7:42
Roseate spoonbills, Wildlife Drive, Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, 9:46. I bought this year's Duck Stamp on the way in. $15.00. My fourth, and subsequent visits to Wildlife Refuges will be free until the end of June, 2015.
And did again.
The opening picture is from there. As are these.
In the summer, Refuge waters are kept at a higher level than they are in the winter. When migratory birds visit and feed.
High water means I could paddle out to the islands across from the Observation Tower
Snowy egrets flew across the water to loin those already on the islands
Paddled a bit past the Tower until it got too narrow.
Back at the SSS
The spoonbills were where I always see them. When they are at the Secret Spoonbill Spot.
Turned back at the power line
About to land.
In the fornicating, not the pejorative use of the word.
Went to a condo complex I know.
The above pics are from the end of the boardwalk. I then went and sat poolside for a little over an hour. Better WI FI than at Myakka River State Park.
It was too hot to stay longer. With no place to take a break with AC, well, I could have gone to a restaurant, or something, I sought the AC of my car and headed home. I'll be back in December. If not sooner.