Blue Land Crab Cardisoma guanhumi
It is the season of on again off again electricity, a leaky boat, beautiful light shows, new growth and earthy scents from the forest and birding days cut short.
This morning, I got out at 7:45 and was back in less that an hour; and that hour wasn't too good. A couple of fellow sailors got on the Kennedy loop before me, so I decided to walk San Lorenzo Road. I didn't walk San L yesterday because it was Sunday and the road is usually busy with weekend drivers. It was not only Sunday, it was Crab Sunday. It's Crab season and the natives are crabbing!
The crabbing seems sort of like grunion runs in California. Whole families come out to collect the crabs and have a good time. I thought today would be fine, but when I got to the road, there were a dozen men with machetes yelling to each other from different spots. I could hear some deep in the giant cane and others up the road and out of sight. I'd forgotten today was a holiday. I decided birding wouldn't be too good and turned to go back to Kennedy Loop. It started to rain before I got the the loop road, so I went back to Peregrine. Not exactly a stellar birding day.
Okay, I'm going to make my third cuppa and work on an 'April Condensed' post.