Friday, October 12, 2007
I had a free morning yesterday so I decided to go back to the Wacissa for a few hours. I meant to get there at dawn but it was nine am before I actually put in. The river is very low and I had to boost myself over the sand bars in the boat launch channel. Otters were not as plentiful today but I did take some shots of a snacker in Cassidy Spring. There were not a lot of wading birds today, nor did I see any bitterns or little green herons. I have been seeing more alligators than in the summer, which surprises me. Maybe it's because of the water table. On Monday I got up near one sunning himself and he exploded into the water in a shower of muddy silt. He wasn't near enough to cause a problem though. Just a big splash!
The woodpeckers are becoming more plentiful around Blue Spring and I saw several varieties. I am looking again for The IvoryBill and may be going out of town to do so soon. I found pileated woodpeckers, of course. With the water so low however, I can not get back where I like to search around the big spring.
Posted by pineyflatwoodsgirl at 7:50 AM