Sunday, May 22, 2016

Sunday afternoon – a little fishing at my current job site at Big Pine Key.1sundayfishing



Last week during work, on the job site, I discovered a nighthawk sitting upon her one egg.  Nighthawks (members of the nightjar family, think whippoorwill) catch insects at night – by sight, silhouetted against the moon.




If approached too closely, she would wiggle away from her quarter-sized egg, which blended in with the coral rocks scattered everywhere.1Egg




Her camouflage is incredible.DSCN0002


Key deer walk through the job site daily and swim across the 30-foot canal to the Key Deer Refuge.1deer



On the way back to Marathon from Big Pine, we stopped at Veterans Memorial Park at the foot of the Seven Mile Bridge.  I spotted a raccoon on the fringe of the mangroves searching for food.1CoonWithBird


These shells, filled with living slimy things, were squirming everywhere in the shallow water.1liveShells


Egrets in the shallows were also waiting for dinner.1FlatsEgrets


It’s also a favorite spot for people.1swimmers


This is the old double-decker bridge at Bahia Honda State Park.  In the early 1910’s, trains traversed from the lower and middle Keys.  After damage from hurricane in 1935, the bridge was repaired and converted into part of the Overseas Highway.


Karen and I had another great day in paradise.



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