Note: This is part 4 of a series of posts describing a voyage from Kansas to South America.
From the pair of bald eagles we sighted immediately after casting off from our berth in Savannah to my final day in Trinidad a couple months later, there were almost always birds of one sort or several in my field of vision. For me, the birds we encountered weren't just details within a broader canvas - they at times served to define the land and sea and skyscapes we were passing through.
One of our closest bird encounters was with a cybernetic pelican drone just north of King's Bay Submarine Base. This governmentally-created monstrosity landed on Lillie Mae a couple days out of Savannah and actually attempted to snatch ii's wallet so it could turn him in to INS even though he's an American citizen.
Cormorants and gull
Snowy egrets, or as Will always called them, no regrets
Tern and fishermen
Great blue heron
Tern and marsh grass
Cormorants and cattle
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