Later that day, I took a boat ride in the evening out into the bay belonging to the Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge. Saw an osprey on a post and this osprey nesting on a house.
As it was getting late in the day, there were a lot of birds claiming roosting spots on the small islands of mangroves in the bay. Pretty crowded.
The next day, I tried riding my bike in Ding Darling, but it was really hot with high humidity, so I gave up after four miles. It was a very strenuous four miles! Here is what the path looked like.
I did not see many birds on the bike path because of the heat and because it was mid-day, but I did see some really big fish swimming in a very small canal. They were at least 20" long, so I can see why the birds come here to fish.
The water looks dirty, but it is really just stained from all the leaves that fall here.