Happy Monday. Jeanne and I went to Green Island yesterday afternoon. I do not have much to show for it. I can’t blame the light nor the weather as they were both very nice. I just didn’t see much wildlife. I could see some pelicans but they were way out of the range of my lens.
I came across this guy after traveling two of the canals. When I was riding my bike these little bast#$^$ would attack me. They sit on fence line and those reflective road markers and man are they territorial. I’ve come close to wrecking more than once from one of these guys dive bombing me on my bike.
About the only water fowl I saw other than the ever-present geese were these little Coots. There were a small group of them swimming in one of the canals and it took a while before they would finally swim toward me.
Andreas had written in his blog about how the water levels were really down at GI. They certainly are. Many of the small ponds and areas where migrating birds congregated last year are all dried up this year.
I’m one of those who have enjoyed the very mild Winter we have had this year but I can see it has taken a toll on the wet lands at GI.
We were just ready to leave and I was about to stow away the camera when I spotted these turtles sunning themselves on this dead tree trunk. I had to shoot out of the right side of the car so I couldn’t get a good angle and it was hard to keep the camera steady.
I backed up a little to get a better angle and they all (as one) went into the water. We waited ten minutes or so but they were gone. Jeanne said she could see some of their little heads on down stream.
So not a very good experience yesterday at GI. Oh well only 4 days until Thursday 🙂
Enjoy your Monday and thanks for stopping by. Be careful.