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We had fantastic weather this weekend and my kayak was calling. Saturday morning I stayed close to home and kayaked a place I know that no-one else goes. My hope was to get some good duck pictures, but this place is also great for Swallows. The last time I went it was Barn Swallows, this time I was greeted by thousands of Tree Swallows. I spent about 2 hours with them, most of the time I was about 15 feet away from a few small trees that had hundreds of Swallows resting and preening. After leaving the Swallows I did find a few Blue-winged Teal and a group of about 50 Hooded Mergansers. I could hear duck hunters shooting to the south, so made sure I didn't push them. On my way back to the launch I drifted silently around a blind corner and surprised a Tri-colored Heron about 10 feet away. He looked at me like how did you get the drop on me? I was so close that he didn't know what to do and just looked at me as I floated by.
Sunday I left the camera at home an went fishing in the Banana River No Motor Zone. It was windy, but I caught one nice Redfish and enjoyed another morning on the water.
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Tree Swallows Posing