Courtesy of Blue Dragon Journal
Nature Walk, October 25, 2017 – Cool Down
After sweltering through upper 80’s F and humidity all late spring, summer and early autumn, the local temperatures have finally dropped into the more comfortable lower 70’s, at least for a day or two. It was heavenly to feel a strong breeze this morning as I began my walk at Green Cay. Some folks were bundled up in sweaters, but a t-shirt was enough for me.
There were some new babies today. The black-bellied whistling ducks had a new brood of fuzzy gray-brown chicks. With the cooler temperatures, there was more activity around the marsh. I saw glossy ibis, white ibis, roseate spoonbills, egrets, herons, anhingas, bitterns, as well as black buzzards and osprey playing in the thermals above.
Dawn had seen heavy rain falling in the Delray and Boynton Beach neighborhoods, but by late morning, the sky was filled with high…
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