Well, since I know there is a nice laundromat here in Port Aransas, that will be my project for this muggy, hazy, foggy day. Three large loads took care of that task and I escaped with two quarters left in my roll. Between washing and drying, I ran down to the water treatment plant to check on the ducks. Pulling into the parking lot, I was a little surprised to see the lot empty at 10 AM, but a quick stroll out along the boardwalk explained it to me…there is nothing here! A couple of coots out on the water and a few green winged teal and northern shovelers sitting around in the edge of the reed beds, but nothing whatsoever out on the water. Guess it must be too early?
Can’t really say I saw much in the way of ducks on the water while coming over the causeway from Corpus Christie yesterday, but I thought that may have been due to the strong winds and stormy seas. I have only been here twice before and both times it was in February and the ducks and wading birds were here then in great numbers, so perhaps it is just timing. I will sit it out a few days and wait for the cold front to come in and see if that stirs up some action. If not then I will probably move on towards New Orleans and down to Grand Isle for a month.