Dateline: Golden Beach, Florida
A gorgeous morning on the beach - chilly by Florida standards but who's complaining? In Cattaraugus County it's 19F and scattered snow showers.
I ambled along picking up some pretty shells, looking at fishing boats on the horizon and then spied a typical Florida beach scene.
The hopeful heron was waiting for handouts - as they do.
He had no luck while I was watching but stuck around patiently, completely ignored by the fisherman, for whom, no doubt, it was old news.
I think they call it coexistence.
Meanwhile, a few days ago, I heard raucous screeching and looked up.
To see a bunch of parakeets partying on the cable. That surprised me. I thought they were all in southern England.
It appears to be nesting season here and the cathedral ospreys are making themselves comfortable again on the conning tower - sorry, spire.