Both of us were gasping at this point. I think we both looked at each other and that was it. I took a few photographs, he dropped his wings open to cool off.
A quiet morning scene out in the marshes of the ACE Basin.
One of the last Great Egret captures in a rookery for this season.
This adult was still caring for two grown juveniles.
These young ones were flying for sure. Just easier to hang around and get fed.
It’s really green out there! The white bird stands out very clearly against it.
From an angle like this it’s hard to to see the bird is even over water. The thick Duck Weed covers everything here.
At first I used the title ‘Sleeping In The Sun’.
It wasn’t right though. If you look close, he is watching me walk by.
On a dike, ACE Basin, South Carolina.
Note; the hard, rough looking dirt is actually mud pulled up from the marsh bottom. Recently this dike was built up somewhat by digging the bottom mud and dumping it on the dike trail. Makes it hard to walk but wind and rain smooth it out over time.
This Heron was gasping for breath while hiding in the cane.
As good a place as any. Some shade and there was certain to be food around in there.
Just short of three hours out there, this was the only wildlife. That was when I began the trip back out to the car…and air conditioning.
Out of habit I always study the marsh carefully when out walking. It’s also a good idea to pay attention to the salt marsh on the other side of this dike.
The mud is not very pretty, but you never know who you might find walking with you.
There’s a new game here now. It’s called ‘find the little green guy’. (Anole).
They jump, or drop, long distances to catch some invisible treat.
Watching them is certainly more entertaining that reading the news.
Most of the ones we have been photographing are around 2 inches (5 c) and that includes their long tail.