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one lonely alligator

2012-04-24 - 3:33 p.m.

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The wind has died back a bit, but we're still not seeing a lot of birds. Started the morning at the pier, where we picked up Horned Grebe and Least Tern, probably the best birds of the day. The Great Blue Heron was still loitering, but the fisherman of the moment was studiously ignoring his hints.

Drove through the tunnel of old oaks in the Montrose section. After a wrong turn or two, we found the Daphne Bayfront Park. Nice views, one small alligator. Some Brown-Headed Nuthatch and a pair of Eastern Bluebirds.

Onward into Mobile, where we found the old oyster house with all the "thousands" of signs on the walls. I had a big basket of fried oysters, shrimp, and fish. I may never eat again. Burp!

Toured a few art galleries and got a couple of ideas for some new stone mosaics. Stay tuned.

Strolled to the river. Watched some of the big boats go by, tailed by large numbers of Brown Pelicans and Laughing Gulls. Found the old used book store and asked about the "haunted" loft. Here I found an old book full of owl-spotting sites. I hope, after 30 years of development, this book hasn't been completely relegated to the science fiction section. I figure that for $4 I might as well take a chance and see if it leads me to any owls.

An ancient cathedral with Munich stained glass and golden domes on top. A cheap beer in a local dive with blue and red flashing lights...a little odd at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. A visit to the old graveyard, where the guy who supposedly brought Mardi Gras back to Mobile has a grave heaped with doubloons and Mardi Gras beads.

It has seemingly been high tide all day. We are back in the library, hoping to find some information on when the mud flats might emerge so that we can scope some waterbirds.

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