Tag Archives: Colorful

Watching Them Go By

The open streams in this marsh cross and join here. This morning there was constant movement right at this intersection.

Watching Them Go By - click to enlarge
Watching Them Go By – click to enlarge

The sun was still low and it lit up anything coming through.

Watching Them Go By - click to enlarge
Watching Them Go By – click to enlarge

The Great Egret here was a slow mover and let all the other birds move right by.

Watching Them Go By - click to enlarge
Watching Them Go By – click to enlarge

I moved on after a while but kept coming back. Each time something was going on.

 

All At Once, A Thousand Egrets

This is a photograph to be viewed as wide as possible. When you do consider that this is just what would fit in my viewfinder. On the left, on the right, an unknown number of white birds taking to the air.

All At Once, A Thousand Egrets - click to enlarge
All At Once, A Thousand Egrets – click to enlarge

Add to this ‘picture’ that it was early morning and I was alone, the only human for miles.

Sad, but some day this most likely will be gone. Please think about that the next time a politician wants to change environmental laws.

 

A Few White Birds

This is a pretty amazing sight. Me and a thousand Egrets. Not another human being for miles. Any sounds were drowned by a howling wind.

A Few White Birds - click to enlarge
A Few White Birds – click to enlarge

These Egrets were surrounded by marsh, getting much closer was not possible. Besides I really didn’t want to scare or intrude on their resting.

Click the image above to view full screen. This is a sight not seen often, if ever.

Great Blue Heading To The Reeds

It was a day for Great Blue Heron in flight photographs. At least 3 different birds circled me and passed over the marsh several times.

Great Blue Heading To The Reeds - click to enlarge
Great Blue Heading To The Reeds – click to enlarge

As soon as one would land, another jumped up to chase him. Territory was a big thing suddenly.

Great Blue Heading To The Reeds - click to enlarge
Great Blue Heading To The Reeds – click to enlarge

The temperatures had gone back up, but spring thoughts should be far away.

Great Blue Heading To The Reeds - click to enlarge
Great Blue Heading To The Reeds – click to enlarge

The water was still high over here so perhaps it was all about a good fishing spot.