Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A double dozen

A little hitch, Larry Manfredi emailed us Monday that John had been bumped from his boat to the Dry Tortugas. We hadn't been able to get ahold of him by phone or email for a couple of weeks. Not much warning. Pathetic, really.

At least, I had started making contact with the Tropical Audubon Society and their field trip director, Brian Rapoza, gave us some leads to repair the damage. Thank you, Brian.

John will be going to DT with Florida Nature Tours and be done a day earlier which gives us a day more to spend enroute home to California. Thanks, owner Wes Biggs, and especially BB. I had to change my camping days but that was easy. KOA has tent camping sites to spare. I will be right in Key West. It will be nice to relax for a few days while John is on the boat trip.

After crunching through all the changes Tuesday morning, we went to Harns Marsh in Lehigh Acres and saw two dozen Snail Kites perched low all over the open field. There were probably a half dozen more in the area. One was all we needed. Had to stop by Ding Darling, no new stuff for us, then drove on the Tamiami Trail to Miami.

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