One of life’s little mysteries.
Taken in ACE Basin, South Carolina.
This was a spur of the moment photograph shot only because of the Spoonbill. Turns out it’s a pretty good example of what the thick marshes look like in the winter. Looking close I can even spot the small canal and water through the reeds.
Technically it’s a sand bar… it didn’t work in that title though.
That’s a pretty impressive bunch of birds.
An image that has been on hold in this web site for a few months.
Taken in an old cemetery, off with a few nondescript stones. It caught my attention, as these things do. Rather than have it lost for all time I am adding it here and now.
One of those ‘You can’t make this stuff up’ moments.
The poor Yellow-crowned Night Heron was completely surprised to find a Snowy Egret coming to steal some little worm ‘thingie’. Scared him half to death, and he jumped straight up.
It started with him digging in the exposed vegetation.
Caught a mouthful of something and at the same time an Egret ran over. Above was his reaction.
The Night Heron spun around on one foot and ran like a track star.
A moment later he stood around trying to act like nothing happened.
Like I said…
You can’t make this stuff up.
Taken near the end of the day, ACE Basin.
Spoonbill, Snowy Egret, and golden swamp grasses.
A great way to end the day.
Night comes along real quick here. It’s not particularly difficult getting around when it does hit. It’s just easier when you can see a little.
Above is a road we use to get to the furthest open water at sunset.
This is around the time to leave the large water. It’s about 4 miles (6.5 K) to reach the main road from here. No speeding, or you may break something and have to walk.
Another reason to leave slow is the critters, they are wandering around now. In the above image the fore ground has a ‘bump’ in the water. A pair of eyes watching us leave.
Another view from Tarpon Bay.