Wednesday, November 23, 2011

One-Leg Day at St. Marks

We took a quick trip down to St. Marks on Sunday evening. These wading birds were enjoying the last of the warm afternoon light. Each of them was standing on one skinny leg. I know the second from the left was a black-necked stilt but the other three are unidentified.

This great blue heron supported its heavy body on only one leg.

There was not the slightest movement of air and the no-see-'ums were out in swarming clouds! And they were hungry! I had to wonder if there was a connection: tuck up one leg for less exposure to the biting  bugs.

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