July 1, 2015

At Westminster Woods to see Gram when we spotted this Great Egret:

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Ardea Alba Sine Pedum Sinistrum

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Or, as my Spouse Gleefully Exclaimed, “Lefty!”

Earlier today when I was strolling downtown during a break from work, I spotted a juvenile Northern Mockingbird begging in a tree, its gape flanges visible.  By and by, a parent appeared to deliver a skinny worm.  I watched the parent hunt:  its M.O. was to perch  on a sign above a patch of grass outside the CSX Building and presently fly down to liberate a worm from the turf.

On the drive from work to Gram’s, I saw a Red-headed Woodpecker fly across the road and alight on a tree.  Then I spotted an anole clinging to the trunk of the car in front of me.  ELO’s “Hold On Tight” was playing on the radio.  And finally a Swallow-tailed Kite flying overhead, at the intersection of Old St. Augustine Road and San Jose Boulevard.