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Wood Storks In The Shallow End

And as always the water level is changing in the marshes again. We have had some serious rain lately so you would think the water is deep, just the opposite.

Wood Storks In The Shallow End
Wood Storks In The Shallow End

A series of dikes and water trunks (gates) keep the wet lands flowing. These were taken a few days ago, and the trunks must have been closed.

Wood Storks In The Shallow End
Wood Storks In The Shallow End

A few hours ago (7/15/2019) some gates were open and water was moving with the tide.

Wood Storks In The Shallow End
Wood Storks In The Shallow End

These Storks can fly to tremendous heights, they find shallow water and land to take advantage of the opportunity to fish.

Red-winged Black Bird, Male

This time of year the Red-wing’s are all over the marshes. The males flaunting their vivid epilate’s.

Red-winged Black Bird, Male
Red-winged Black Bird, Male

Getting a photograph, no matter how many are around, is tricky. Besides being a black bird (no color to catch…at all) the tall grasses block them.

Red-winged Black Bird, Male
Red-winged Black Bird, Male

Half the time I can’t even tell if a thin reed is blowing around between the bird and me.

Red-winged Black Bird, Male
Red-winged Black Bird, Male

Back to basics, just take the shot.

Red-winged Black Bird, Male
Red-winged Black Bird, Male

Here, no blowing grass to ruin the view. How lucky is that.

Diving Under, For No Particular Reason, Pelican

This Brown Pelican joined the group and came in with a nice, slow, landing.

Diving Under, For No Particular Reason, Pelican
Diving Under, For No Particular Reason, Pelican

And suddenly proceeded to do a ‘semi-crash’ right in front of them all.

Diving Under, For No Particular Reason, Pelican
Diving Under, For No Particular Reason, Pelican

He was close to the shore but had enough depth to get under a little.

Diving Under, For No Particular Reason, Pelican
Diving Under, For No Particular Reason, Pelican

And next bobbed up and floated around, all happy with himself.

Diving Under, For No Particular Reason, Pelican
Diving Under, For No Particular Reason, Pelican

I guess it’s a bird thing.