It was a perfect morning for spending some time sitting on a bench at the Oldsmar pier. As I walked out on the pier I noticed a small “fever” of stingrays in the shallow water. I took the above with my phone. They were pretty close and it was cool to watch them slowly swim out in the bay.
In late February the wintering ducks were still there. A few came close to the pier. Looks like they were lesser scaup.
I often see dolphins here but they are usually so far out in the bay that they look like little dots. This morning there were two that came swimming close to the pier. They were feeding and herding the fish close to the shallow part to feed easier. They splashed around for a few minutes before heading back out to the bay.
The dolphins headed straight into the floating ducks and off they went.
An osprey and a Forster’s tern flew close to the pier.
Far across the bay I could see an eagle chasing an osprey. The eagle was after his fish which he stole from the osprey but then took off in the opposite direction.
When I first got to the pier it was clear blue skies but later the clouds moved in.