Friday, November 19, 2010


My trip to Manatee Springs last week to look for manatees was fruitless.

My school librarian who has recently become a kayaker, told me she was surrounded by them earlier in the week as she drifted in her kayak.

The springs are only a few minutes away, so I decided to drop in on the way to the grocery store.
Even though I was there early in the morning, they had moved out into the Suwannee to graze. The day was not cold enough to keep them huddled in the warm, 72 degree Fahrenheit spring flow.

There was this little grebe though, even if the manatees were elsewhere.

It was up, down, up, down as it hunted near the river boardwalk at the park

Below is a brief, bit of grebeindipity.


Darla said...

Nice clear photos here.

amarkonmywall said...

Grebes and loons. Loons and grebes. Wonderful waterfowl.

Ericka said...

cousin to sara, i suppose?

very cute little birds. their proportions make them look squeezable.

here, birdie, birdie, birdie!

Dani said...

Love the grebes!

Floridacracker said...

Thanks Darla!

Grebes, great galloping gaggles of grebes.

Must be related.

Well, of course you do silly.
... and lizards, and snakes, and turtles, and chickens, and poodles, and Bears.