Journal Entry 05.24.2017 – For the Birds

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Journal Entry 05.24.2017 – For the Birds

Rising before dawn this morning I made my way out of the house and into the morning commute traffic to visit a nearby favorite place for photography, Wakodathatchee Wetlands.  Arriving at 07:30, I got there before the morning rush, although it appears things have mellowed out with the departure of seasonal guests.

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What first greets you as you start along the boardwalk is the smell and then the noise.  The smell is guano, bird doo, and it is all over the rookeries which are right next to the boardwalk.  And the noise… anyone with boisterous teenagers will understand… as the babies compete for food.  Most of the birds raising young are the Wood Storks, once fairly rare in Florida but certainly thriving here in Wakodahatchee.

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There are plenty of other birds and creatures present as well, including herons, Anhingas, black birds, Grackles alligators…

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