About a week ago, Regis and I got up early to watch the sun rise over the salt marsh. The rising sun brings out the gold colors in the marsh grasses. It’s very beautiful. It’s a great time to watch the birds begin to stir and set out on their journey for the day.
The second day I was there, I heard a Great Horned Owl before sunrise.
I also continue to volunteer at the Ark Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation. I have had an opportunity to see a Northern Gannet up close and an Osprey that had been electrocuted. Sadly, the Gannet did not make it but the Osprey was transferred to another rehabilitator that is better able to handle it. Ospreys eat better in captivity if there are other Ospreys around. This other rehabilitator had other Ospreys, so it improves the bird’s chances of surviving.
I went on a shorebird walk at the Matanzas Inlet. It was a beautiful day. Following are a few favorite pictures from the walk.