Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Ordinary Story


 



These moments were supposed to be about the American Avocet and they weren't that special until a White-faced Ibis walked by and made the whole story more interesting.





  


Ibis and Avocet share one space pretending that they are alone there.










It's time to go fishing.









Apparently, this is a very popular spot for fishing.

Generally, life is good.









Sunday, June 9, 2024

Is This a Good Place for Fishing?


 


It's always fun to watch when a curious Snowy Egret wander into the thickets to decide if it's a good fishing spot or not.

Generally, life is good.






Thursday, June 6, 2024

Just Moments


 

While waiting for a female American Coot and her babies to swim out of the thickets, I noticed how plants and grass in front of me were moving in the light breeze. They were beautifully lit and surreal.





Generally, life is good.





Tuesday, June 4, 2024

A Huge Catch That Was Never Eaten





It would seem the catch was a success, but the fish turned out to be huge. I was sure that the heron would swallow it, but I was wrong.  The Great Blue Heron did not swallow the fish.










My guess is that the size of the fish was too large and the Heron was struggling to fit it into its throat.  Herons usually swallow fish whole.









Another reason is that the Great Blue Heron was young and inexperienced and had not developed the skills to swallow large fish.  Herons are cautious birds and avoid swallowing prey that is too large or risky.

Generally, life is good.