Last Saturday, I parked the JEEP in a favorite haunt and walked up a dirt road into a steady wind. It was late in the day and I was hoping that the combination of prime movement time and the wind in my face, might allow me to sneak up on somebody hunting in the swamp nearby.
My plan worked (which always surprises me) and after a short walk, I found a family of raccoons noisily splashing around in a small pond. I saw and heard them first, so I was able to get pretty close before they noticed me.
But before that ... as I walked, the trees above me were just alive with birds. The light was going, so they are silhouettes, but I thought you might enjoy the antics and sounds of a tree full of migrants.
I hope to show you the raccoon family later this week. The video failed to load on the first attempt, but I shall endeavor to persevere. It turns out they are pretty cute when they are not raiding your chickens.
Oh ... and I will be showcasing my buddy Cindy's gator shots this week too. She did good.
Our weather from IDA (so far) consists of heavy grey skies with a brisk wind out of the east/northeast. No rain yet, this afternoon.
My girls have their first soccer game tomorrow. I'm hoping we don't get rained out ... yet, I love tropical, pond filling downpours ... I am conflicted.