This is a scene I walked up to the other morning. Peaking over the tops of the tall reeds you could see thousands of wading birds feeding. In truth I could hear them long before.
The water around here was lowered the previous day by the Dept. Natural Resources. A temporary draining of marshes helps clean out vegetation. It takes 24 hours for the large birds to start showing up.
Every species I could think of was around the area this last week.