34 degrees at 6:15 a.m. Wind from the N/NE at 14 mph. Begin CIVIL TWILIGHT at 6:49 a.m., SUNRISE at 7:15 a.m., SUNSET at 5:35 p.m. The MOON will rise at 10:21 a.m., a waxing crescent 16% illuminated. HIGH TIDE was at 2:53 a.m., LOW will be at 10:07 a.m., HIGH again at 4:40 p.m., and LOW again at 10:02 p.m.

Bob went out with me again this morning. It was too cold to stay out long. We walked around to the Cedar Cove Townhouses and saw a flock of BLACK SKIMMERS flying up and landing on a shell bar in the distance. Heard and saw several OSPREY, on maybe just one very active one moving around.

This evening, on our way over to the Raw Bar to hear young Megan sing, we saw a lovely waxing crescent MOON.

The December 9, 2010 issue of THE CEDAR KEY NEWS says, “At least five species of birds can be seen from the new Dennis Creek observation deck this month, only ten minutes from Cedar Key at the Shell Mound unit of the Lower Suwannee and Cedar Key’s National Wildlife Refuge.”