Are you an early bird or a late riser? Thanks to a certain feline resident I am getting up a lot earlier than I want to (between 3 and 4 am). Fall weather is sweeping across the Broward finally giving us a little relief from the high heat and humidity. I see a few early birds out in the channel. Time for a cup of coffee.
Does the early bird really get the worm? Bacon and eggs sound much better to me but then again, I am not a marsh bird. George, the Yellow-crowned Night Heron seems to love them though. These worms are not your usual earthworms found in the grass. These are some sort of marsh mud worms (or eel?). And are they strong! It seems like George had to shake them up a lot to be able to swallow them. Some images appear to show the worm getting the best of ole George as if twisting his head. But in the end, George the early bird, indeed got the worm. He also spit up a pellet of undigested crab shell parts (the worm must have given him indigestion). George will be leaving the Broward any day for parts unknown and hopefully return in the spring. The other night herons (Black-crowned) were also up early. From the looks of those red eyes I would say they were up all night and need some sleep.
Think I will get the Editor up and have some bacon and eggs now. You have a blessed fall day.