Sometimes I get groups of photographs shot as we walk that grouped together tell a nice story, or paint a picture, of the area we are in. These fall under that category.
While traipsing around a few dikes I just randomly captured some scenes around me.
The images above are common scenes lately, low water and critters crowded together. Spoonbills always look a little too close, but I’ve never seen one get caught.
The edge of this marsh was like a NYC beach. Bodies everywhere. They moved back and forth from the thick grasses to the water. Getting a count was impossible.
In more than one spot the Alligators were lined up like a parade.
The pooling due to lowering water levels meant small fish were trapped together. These Spoonbills knew it and and charged all around (and in between) Alligators getting to them.
This day not many Herons or Egrets were around the bigger ponds.
Even a slow day out here is an adventure, I’ll take Spoonbills and Alligators any time.
2 thoughts on “Out And About, A Marsh”
Amazing to see the Spoonbills so close to the alligators!
All the time. I have seen Egrets stand on them. Always something to see out there.