Below are a few photographs of the locals taken as I walked along a dike. The fresh water marshlands end here, salt marshes are on the other side.
The first image is a Great Egret having a very enjoyable scratch. It must have been since he was almost moving in slow motion and it went on for a long time. A few times I wasn’t sure he was awake.
In places where the reeds are closer to the dike and not open water I can usually find an Alligator floating along the edge. Most times all you spot is a head here.
A few dead trees and small islands/hummocks provide perches for the wading birds. During the fall though they’re not as busy. Below a Little Blue Heron kept watch from a snag.
Last here is a Great Egret working the dry reeds. They must get small minnows here, however I rarely see any success in these tangles.
While there’s still plenty of green around the browns have started to take over the ACE Basin.
I thought a few random scenes from a walk might make a nice change.