This Little Blue Heron looked to be resting here, away from all the nest building nearby. The small swamp area is turning into the spot all the birds go to away from the busy rookery.
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Shadows And An Egret
A Great Egret sitting up in a Cypress Tree in the last light of the day. Some nice shadows, maybe a bit too much.
It’s wildlife so we take what we can get.
A Big Local (Alligator)
When in the water, and they almost always are, it’s hard to judge just how big they really are.
A guess is a minimum of 11 feet for this one.
ACE Basin,South Carolina.
Night Heron Flight
This was an opportunity I don’t get very often, a Black-crowned Night Heron flying low over the water.
These birds have taken to nesting in the thickets in this swamp so standing on the waters edge among the Cypress is a good hide.
Black-crowned Night Heron, Swamp Water
When I see shots like this I realize just how much duck weed and algae has covered the swamp this year. In summer this will die back, still it looks over powering right now.
An adult Night Heron above. There is a surprising number of them in the back area of a swamp this year. Competition for food has made them less shy also. They ignore photographers since they need to be out hunting.
Young Night Heron
You can call him a ‘tween’ I guess. Not really a juvenile, not full grown either. He has been staying around the mating adults trying to figure out what all the chaos means.
Next year he will know.
Along The Waters Edge
A Little Blue Heron and White Ibis hunting in a small swamp area near our local rookery.
Early spring this swamp was cleared of the cattails and reeds that had taken over. With luck the smaller wading birds may start to nest here again.
Morning Light, Egret Nest
Great Egret standing over a few very small chicks. Taken as the sun came up over the rookery.
Best viewed Large.