I should have taken a "selfie" so you could see how I was dressed: hat, thick wool scarf, turtleneck shirt, heavy sweater, parka, thick jeans, long socks, and one glove. It wasn't terribly cold in the lee, but the 20 mph wind was invigorating.
Ran into some happy souls from Missouri who were enjoying the "balmy" weather.
Very smart to capture the fish shaped flock of birds, those shapes can change so rapidly. It always amazes me to see no collisions, even when they change direction sharply, almost as though there is only one brain commanding the whole flock.
Man is not lost, only temporarily uncertain of his position
Many of the birds I've photographed before are roosting in the trees. I can see the spoonbills, but have not once seen them come down for feeding. I have to assume its due to the cold. Here are a few more pictures taken today.
Htmb, you are a treasure! In trying to explain this forum to others, I can often see that dismissive look on their faces, because they "know" they wouldn't enjoy "vacation pictures by strangers". If I had to pick one single thread to convince them otherwise, it would probably be this one. So immediate, so beautifully photographed, such a natural sequel to a previous thread, it's a sterling example of the use for which this forum was created.
And yes, the entire forum is filled with stellar threads. I'm lauding this one at the moment because it's profoundly making me feel that I inadequately appreciated the very place featured when I saw it in real life, that's how good these pictures are.
In the last picture, is that a traffic jam, or an out-of-service bridge used for fishing?
That's a one lane, one way road with parking on both sides. The bridge crosses over the entrance to the little marina area. If you look here it's part of Dock Street on the bottom-right section of the map.