Pelicans are extremely flexible. I caught this one rotating his beak clockwise from 9 to 5 o'clock. I just happened to catch it at 12 o'clock. Why? I don't know, but I saw several of them doing it. It looked more like a stretching exercise than anything else, maybe keeping its gullet flexible for the … Continue reading Open Wide
Early morning, just after sunrise, I was walking along a gravel road on Florida's Sanibel Island when I spotted this egret. Hard to miss; its size is impressive, standing about 3 feet tall. The water was shallow, maybe 4-6" deep, swampy, almost stagnant. The egret moved easily among the heavy brush, constantly stabbing at something in … Continue reading Egret
Five kids on a dock, looking into the water. What do they see? A fish, a frog, a dead fish, a log, a dead frog, a pollywog, a wet dog, part of my blog, ground hog, bottle of grog, ( Geez, sounds like Dr. Seuss) a toy boat, fishing tackle, seaweed or just another lake … Continue reading What Is It?