A Watering Hole

A Watering Hole, Marsh

These photographs were taken around a week ago, first week in Marsh.

A Watering Hole
A Watering Hole

Dept. of Natural Resources closed up the water flowing through this big lake/marsh. The purpose was to dry areas typically underwater and allow natural growth of grasses (Widgeon Grass).

Of course all the fish and other critters that were trapped in pooling water became instant food.

A Watering Hole
A Watering Hole

There were even small flocks of White Pelican, which should have been up near the Canadian border by now. They just might by year rounders here now. Migrations have gone ‘way off’ the last several years.

A Watering Hole
A Watering Hole

In these wider shots other species seen are; Snowy Egret, Great Egret, Caspian Tern, Glossy Ibis, Tricolored Heron, Willet, Sanderlings, Laughing Gull.

A Watering Hole
A Watering Hole

There are a few non-descript shore birds too.

Certainly not newsworthy photographs. Yet it’s always nice to see a grouping of wildlife like this. Reminds me of why we now live here.

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