Sunday, November 18, 2012

"The Birds"

Saturday morning Judy and I got up earlier than we normally do, actually I get up early every morning. After a quick breakfast we decided to walk down to the park “waterfront” and then walked the wooden board walk out to the Suwannee River. It is about a 250 yard walk through the cypress swamp alongside the spring. We thought we would see a few manatees.

As we were approaching the end of the boardwalk we saw a scene right out of Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds”.  There were hundreds of buzzards sitting on the rails of the walkway, under the covered viewing area, on the roof, and atop of the tall pilings. We have seen them roasting in the trees along the river but not on the boardwalk. I guess we had never been down at the river this early before. Judy and I found the buzzards to be very comfortable with the presence of humans. They just kept sitting until we walked within six feet of them before they flew. I had an errie feeling as I approached them. To top it off we did not see any manatee.
 Reminds me of "The Birds"

Later in the day fellow “Host” Rob and Annie stopped by to introduce themselves to us. They are the host in the Magnolia 1 loop and have been here a couple of weeks. Rob and Annie are repeat volunteers here at the park. They will be staying here throughout the winter.
Judy and I finished the day with a visit to “Beef O’ Brady’s sports bar. We like to stop by and watch college football and have a little treat.
That’s all for now, thanks for stopping by.
Next blog: Wed


  1. That would have given me the willies. The Birds was one of those movies that stays with you for life :)