November 28, 2018
Yesterday, when I was taking pictures in the morning and jumped in the car to warm up, a Boat-tailed Grackle came to check out my camera and scope. We were nicely entertained.
This morning we went to St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge to watch the sunrise. It was amazing. It was also freezing, literally. There were pockets of frost in the refuge. I used a remote shutter release for the camera so I could keep my hands tucked into my jacket. It was worth braving the cold. The sunrise was absolutely beautiful. And, we got to watch hundreds of birds fly on a bird highway to who knows where. I suspect they were leaving the places where they had roosted for the night and were heading to the Gulf for breakfast. We could recognize the silhouettes of many of them like the Great Egrets and Ibises, but some we were not sure of.
We got the results of Dart’s biopsy and it is not cancerous. Yipee!