Getting In Some Fishing Before The Storm
Yesterday evening started off nice enough at the marsh pond with a mix of sun and big white fluffy clouds. We knew there was a possibility of thunder storms rolling in but at the beach you never know, the wind off the ocean often beats back the rain storms and keeps them inland. Life goes on however for the marsh wildlife as they need to hunt for a meal regardless of weather forecasts. At first this great blue heron was working the popular fishing hole, but then he was joined by a great egret. They both were having success fishing so no major arguments or disagreements broke out over who’s territory this was. All this took place under the watchful eye of one particularly sneaky alligator that was lurking among the pond weeds in the same fishing spot. The birds knew it was there and kept one eye on the fish and the other on Mr. Gator. At one point the alligator chased the blue heron along the side of the marsh pond, but the heron didn’t want to leave the fishing hot spot so it just moved over a bit after complaining loudly at the alligator who seemed unimpressed by the bird’s display.
The thunder storm clouds did finally make their way into the marsh area so we packed up and left the beach. Last we saw the birds and alligators were still hanging in hoping to scoop up a another fish or two before having to call it a (stormy) night.