Morning At The Marsh
To start things off today I thought y’all might enjoy an overall wide view of the marsh pond courtesy of the 8mm fisheye lens. If you look carefully in the lower right corner in the reflected water, you can see Mr. You Know Who slowly gliding along.
What started out looking slow with not much happening eventually turned into a busy morning at the marsh pond. An alligator and tricolored heron both seemed to be concentrating on feeding in the same area. The alligator simply ignored the plucky little tri as the bird waded by searching for small fish. An anhinga pulled a double skewer move on this fish that it popped up with along the side of the pond. A young gator was stirring up the dark water in a small well concealed corner area we call “baby cove” because several small gators live and feed there… wisely staying out of the way of the bigger boys!
A great blue heron appeared to be on an important mission as it flew across the tree line. A little blue heron was also spotted fishing for minnows in among the pond weeds in the shallow water. And we were very excited to see the first of the summer appearance by a roseate spoonbill! These pink birds never fail to create a buzz and often draw a crowd whenever they stop by our marsh area for a welcome visit. Although this one was flying quite a distance off at the back edge of the pond I had to include a photo of it since I look forward to seeing a spoonie every year!