Posted January 26, 2011 04:55 pm - Updated January 26, 2011 04:59 pm

A real piano bar

And we think it's weird in these parts when birds start falling from the sky.

From a distance, the object at the right in the photo might appear to be a buoy. It is actually a grand piano that sits atop a sand bar in Biscayne Bay near Miami.

Now, the obvious question: How does a 650-pound grand piano, valued at $4,000 high and dry, get perched atop a sand bar?

No one knows. Some speculate it may have been part of a photo shoot gone very wrong. Others have speculated that this was the result of a bitter divorce in which one party took the prized piano of another and dumped it in the bay — a true rhapsody in blue. How? Someone knew a good piano outfit — or maybe there was a really bad piano player attached that we don't know about — a singalong that somehow took on a discordant note.

Unless it presents a danger to wildlife, officials do not intend to move the piano, which has reportedly become a bonus tourist attraction.

"I've been a wildlife officer for 23 years and I've never seen a piano upright in the water," Jorge Pino, a spokesman for the Florida Wildlife Agency, told the New York Times.

Bring in a trumpeter swan and a drumfish or two and you have the makings of a decent band.

Of course, the piano probably needs a "tuna-up."