Bright sun and warm temps. combined to make it an active morning and afternoon at the marsh today and…included a first!
The osprey was having luck fishing and he even got to keep his fish this time. Mister Alligator was making a rare November appearance no doubt taking advantage of the sunny day. The eagle was patrolling his marsh as usual keeping an eye on things and likely hoping he would have a chance to jump an osprey. The great blue heron ‘Flasher’ was at it again putting on a show for all the nature lovers. A wood stork jumped off from the salt marsh after taking advantage of some tasty fish which were available at low tide.
And we had our first ever sighting of a large red octopus which was spotted floundering around among the oyster beds in the salt marsh. We had never seen one before anywhere in the marsh so it was quite exciting! We were initially concerned that it would get trapped in the shallow water at low tide but as the tide began to come in the octopus disappeared from sight and hopefully made it’s way back to the ocean.