We chatted and noshed for a while and then took our walk. My friend is a good part cherokee, for real, no bs, genetically tested, he has those indian eyes and he spotted an egret that I had not seen on the riverbank below.
I watched as it suddenly swooped down and grabbed something.
Gadzooks, what is that? It got into a long struggle with a reptile or amphibian, not sure what it was, thought it might be a lizard but the unidentified prey was definitely not giving in.
I really have no clue but whatever it was, it was definitely not going easy. Moving around like one of Medusa's tresses.
Interestingly shaped head and spade like tail, do you know?
Postscript: Marine Biologist friend Doug says it is a pipefish. Of course it is, I remember them now from diving. Thanks, Doug.
Lots of birds out, many ducks, mostly widgeons and buffleheads.
Several birders showed up, strange, I knew them all.