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Pink In The Marsh, Spoonbill

Taken in ACE Basin, South Carolina.

Pink In The Marsh, Spoonbill
Pink In The Marsh, Spoonbill

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.

Ninja Night Heron

One of those ‘You can’t make this stuff up’ moments.

Ninja Night Heron
Ninja Night Heron

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.

Ninja Night Heron
Ninja Night Heron

It started with him digging in the exposed vegetation.

Ninja Night Heron
Ninja Night Heron

Caught a mouthful of something and at the same time an Egret ran over. Above was his reaction.

Ninja Night Heron
Ninja Night Heron

The Night Heron spun around on one foot and ran like a track star.

Ninja Night Heron
Ninja Night Heron

A moment later he stood around trying to act like nothing happened.

Like I said…

You can’t make this stuff up.

Leaving Before Dark, A Marsh

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.

Leaving Before Dark, A Marsh
Leaving Before Dark, A Marsh

Above is a road we use to get to the furthest open water at sunset.

Leaving Before Dark, A Marsh
Leaving Before Dark, A Marsh

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.

Leaving Before Dark, A Marsh
Leaving Before Dark, A Marsh

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.