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White Ibis – Dark Swamp

Photographed in a spot that has been reclaimed by a swamp.

White Ibis - Dark Swamp
White Ibis – Dark Swamp

The last two years this has been dry and empty of anything except a passing hawk.

The water has flowed back this year and the first to move in have been White Ibis.

A few trips back there did provide additional images still to be finished. I have been trying to catch up in chronological order while waiting out the pandemic.

Egret, Not A Great Spot To Be

A Great Egret was wandering along the edge of this swamp island. No doubt there was plenty of small things to catch and eat here.

Egret, Not A Great Spot To Be
Egret, Not A Great Spot To Be

The bad news here is what we don’t see. The biggest Alligators here all rest in this island. Any time I walk by and take the time to study the tangled growth I find multiple ‘big guys’.

Egret, Not A Great Spot To Be
Egret, Not A Great Spot To Be

This day there wasn’t any incident.

Heron On A Dike Road

The colors on this shot came out much more vivid than I had expected, or any other shots taken that day. Not sure why, but I’ll take it.

For around one month, each year, this dike road is open to cars. The rest of the year the entrances are blocked by metal cattle gates. The dike may be fragile if too many motorized vehicles drive it. This is fairly far out in the ‘Willy Woggs’, fixing ruts may be just too much out here.

Heron On A Dike Road
Heron On A Dike Road

There was more rain than usual, so the road closed early and often.

At least we were able to get back here a few times before it was shut down again.

 

Return To His Mate, Great Egret

This scene would have made a nice series. The Egret returning, interaction with the mate.

Not to be.

Return To His Mate, Great Egret
Return To His Mate, Great Egret

Two photographs only. I must have shifted a little since I changed the focus and locked on the branches. It happens when holding a big lens for a period of time.

Return To His Mate, Great Egret
Return To His Mate, Great Egret

I will be happy with just two. It is a pair of Great Egrets after all.