Late Afternoon Flight
This past weekend we had rain and cool temps for Friday and Saturday but then it was back to warm and sunny for Sunday. We figured the nicer weather would bring out many of the usual crowd to the salt marsh and we were correct. We saw great egrets, snowy egrets, white ibis, brown pelicans, all types of little shore birds, and even a bald eagle or two.
At one point this great blue heron was seen jetting across the marsh in a purposeful manner. Often the blue herons feel compelled to announce their arrival or departure with a loud squawking sound, but this one must have been on a serious mission. It was silent the entire trip, which means it was likely heading to either a really good fishing spot or possibly on it’s way to chase off a competitor!