A Little Blue has been in the same location for a few days. This is a swamp area right across a trail by a Little Blue Heron rookery. The Great Blues, being larger, are down the road in bigger open water. June there will be plenty of birds fighting for a nest spot here, so this one is early.
This spot offers human comfort too. An old bench sits at water level giving a nice low angle almost eye level with the swamp.
The bench is low, at the water. It’s pretty old so I assume the swamp and marsh was shaped different when it was new and someone placed it here. Why ? It’s a swamp, it has alligators, and it has them right here by the bench. It’s first come, first serve, so we look and then claim it.
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