Marsh Birds

Marsh Birds

Several photographs here of wading birds taken on an evenings walk. Parts of the marsh were starting to get dark, a few spots had nice light.

In short, a few random critters in a local marsh.

Marsh Birds
Marsh Birds

First image is a juvenile Little Blue Heron perched up on a pile of dried reeds. The water was low at this point.

Marsh Birds
Marsh Birds

A Great Egret wandering along the deeper cuts that still had water.

Marsh Birds
Marsh Birds

Little Blue Heron admiring himself.

Marsh Birds
Marsh Birds

I like this wider photograph since it gives a feeling how big, and tall, those reeds are. The bird is a midsized Tricolored Heron. He is dwarfed by the tall plants.

Marsh Birds
Marsh Birds

Last a Great Egret and taller bird than the Tricolor. Still you can see taller reeds than the Egret.

This marsh has since filled back with water. A dike and trunk control the depth. Today the water was going back down. The idea is to get as much to dry as possible, then do a controlled burn to clean out the cattails and reeds.

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