north florida - wild florida - suwannee delta

By: marsHen , 9:50 AM GMT on August 08, 2012

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05:30, 74F, mostly cloudy. waning half moon directly overhead. roosters up. dixie barking.
07:50, medium tide going out at CK. ( 2 turkeys on the ride in. one doe with a yearling.) spoonbills and egrets roosting in the black mangroves by #4 bridge. mid-80's. wind, south clocking to west, 5-10 knts. water temps, 29C, 84.2F. dark with tannin. pulled the 600 ft. seine in strong tidal flow and deep mud and oysters. netted redfish, black drum, sheepsheads, mullet, ladyfish, a large flounder and a pissed off juvenile bull shark. a strenuous day but pleasant - nice breeze, water was cool, no algae in the net. saw several alligators in barnett and trout creeks. dolphins by the clam leases..
16:00, low tide coming in. pelicans and cormorants on an oyster bar.
19:10, 84F. beat the snake to 3 eggs. I must have 10 tee-shirts to wash. pup dumped several gallons of water in the mud porch. teach me to give them a bucket.. yellow dogs got locked in pen after harassing the young dogs. turf wars.
20:30, 82F. mosquitos bad so wrapped it all up early. gave the sheep a little hay. reddog seems to be feeling better and ate some. perhaps he was happy to see his naughty children. mostly cloudy. fog forming. obvious now that the days are getting shorter.

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About marsHen

marine biologist around the Suwannee River delta. Raise Cracker sheep on an old Cracker farm ~ 12 mi. (as the crow flies) from the Gulf.