Alligator season is winding down here along our marsh and most have begun to tuck themselves away as the weather gets cooler. But yesterday late afternoon, who do I see lounging in the soft weeds at the edge of the pond?!? Why of course it’s out old pal Mr. A making a November personal appearance!
He was all settled in when I first spotted him and was looking cool and casual as usual, but about an hour later he decided to slide into the water and patrol the area along the pond’s edge. As the evening got later and the sun began to set, you can see the water developing just a tinge of pink in the third photo. That would ultimately turn red and provide a warm and colorful sunset over the marsh pond. At this point I was hoping Mr. Cool would glide on over into the red and gold water because he always looks so good lit that way, but he choose to remain close by me there the edge of the pond as I took the sunset photo.
And yes there were still two spoonbills that showed up in the salt marsh around this time and I do have photos of them but I thought it prudent and appropriate to give Mr. A some well deserved screen time today. Look for more photos of our goofy pink friends in the next day or so. 🙂
Oh, all right. I guess Mr. A deserves some screen time! 🙂 Great photos. And the sunset one is lovely, even without the star of the show!
Yes Deb, I thought he did deserve a little screen time especially since the pink birds have kind of been the stars of the show for a while now. We don’t want our big friend to feel left out do we?! 😀
I tried to talk him into swimming right into that sunset reflection but he was not in the mood to cooperate. 🙂
Great shots. Lots of birds there in the morning? Thinking about driving up for the weekend.
Thanks. Mornings have been quiet, low tide in the salt marsh has been the best bet.
Great photos, Phil , especially the last two !
Thank you utham I’m glad you liked the photos!
Mr November looks quite dashing! 😀 I don’t mind seeing your sunset without avian and swimming friends. This one makes me *gasp*
He does look quite dashing doesn’t he?! Glad you liked the sunset. They ran that photo on the TV news last night.
They did??? Good for you, you deserve it, Phil 🙂 🙂 🙂
I often shoot weather for the local ABC TV news here. Sometimes the photos even make the air. 🙂
I remember you mentioning a friend weather guy and that he would like one of my sunsets :D. Very cool, Phil!
Yes he works for ABC TV. Good guy too.
So it looks as if Mr. Cool likes a bit of gold glitter around the eyes. Too bad he didn’t glide into that fantastic sunset, but apparently your animal magnetism overcame his desire to model;. 🙂
He does look quite stylish with those eye accent colors doesn’t he?! I was hoping he would glide on in to the setting sunlight on the water but guess he just wanted to hang around with the gang at the edge of the pond. 😀
Bellissimi primi piani di Mister, sono ottimi e che dire del tramonto, wowww che rosso fuoco, pare voglia prendere fuoco tutto da tanto è intenso. Meraviglioso.
Vorrei solo che il nostro grande amico avrebbe nuotare verso il tramonto. 😀
grazie mille Pat
Stunning sunset pic, Phil. I can tell that Mr A was on his best behaviour for his photo shoot. Love the eye make-up. 😀
Oh he was very well behaved Sylvia except… when I requested he swim out toward the reflected setting sunlight in the water he pretty much ignored the request. And this after I promise him some extra screen time?! 😀
What an ungrateful attitude! 😯
Mr. A is such a huggable guy. Right. Well, you guys know what I mean. I really like that photo of him in the soft marsh weeds. Then gliding in the water – such great detail and so close! Sunset is beautiful — reflection in water and clouds so pretty.
Oh he is quite cuddly indeed! You just want to give him a big hug and a nice scritch between his ears. (not sure where his ears are) 😀
Mr. A chose to remain close by you… 🙂 Wow, amazing sunset, the reflection is incredible! Glad to know that the local ABC posted you shot 🙂
I thought he like me until he refused my request to swim out into the reflected setting sunlight. Oh well, maybe because it is getting cooler he is getting in a slightly less cooperating mood.
Oh, and they showed my time lapse video on the TV news last night at 11pm.
Whoa…. that is the eye alright! And then………… let’s chill out with the awesome sunset!
It was a nice evening out there. A little Mr. A, a little sunset. Perfect. 🙂
Thanks very much Hans!
That sunset had me sucking in my breath…… just blew all thoughts of Mr A out of my head.
I was hoping to get the best of both worlds…Mr. A and the sunset together. But, sometimes that big oaf just has a mind all his own.
Mr A really does have expressions on his face! What a glorious sunset, Phil, it takes one’s breath away!
He has quite a face doesn’t he Maggie?! But I think that as the weather cools down he may become a bit less cooperative as far as my photos go. Can you imagine such a thing?! 😀
Pretty sunset. I got here through the reader, but had to click in the upper left hand corner to “View Original”. Sad to hear you having issues. I hope it works out in the future.