05:35, 74F, misty. waning crescent moon over the house. roosters vocal. a yellow dog barking.
07:30, 78F. driving I just missed a 8 pt. buck in velvet. he darted in front of the truck right when I was coming up on him.
08:00, high tide going out at CK. egrets in black mangroves. mid-80's, sunny, west wind, 5-10 knts. water temp, 30C, 86F. a mild chop. pulled 4 sets with the big seine in the back creeks around shell mound. 4 species of fish - mullet, spot, yellow-tail, and pinfish, dominated the catches. large ones, too. the natives who built shell mound had a ready supply of pan-sized fish at this time of the year. plus the oysters and all the game fish that like to hunt around oyster bars.
willets, oystercatchers, gulls resting on oyster bars. warm enough that we were glad for the bimini top. water's warming up but still feels refreshing. dolphin riding our wake back.
15:30, low tide going out at #4 bridge. wood stork in dead pine. spoonbills here and there in the marsh with snowy egrets. ate a dove icecream bar on the way back to the farm.
16:00, 108F at back door in the sunlight. I closed the door, turned the exhaust fan on.
17:20, 92F. sunny. got 3 eggs.
20:20, 82F, partly cloudy, still. a doe in the cactus field browsing on mixed grasses. she watched the dog walk but remained in place. hawk carrying on by the sheep barn. mosquitos bad.