As The Tide Comes In…
When winter turns the reeds out in the salt marsh dry and brown, the incoming tide often brings in a lot of broken sections of reeds which tend to collect in one corner area that’s kind of the end of the line for the tide.
Fish can sometimes congregate among these bits of floating reeds for the perceived feeling of protection they offer, and the birds know it. Where the fish go, so go the birds such as this great blue heron who skillfully and successfully stalked the area in search of a late evening meal.
Sembra argentato da tanto è bello in questa foto!!!
Grazie Pat! 🙂
I like the way you explained this, like a story, and the photo is amazing.
Glad to know you enjoyed the photo and story, thanks!
He looks like a painting. I bet the fish think his legs are twigs too.
I bet you are correct about the fish being fooled by the bird’s legs.
Another winner shot (and catch for the GBH)!
The heron does all the work, I just take the shot. 🙂
Shades of grey….stunning photo!
Thank you Mary, glad you enjoyed this GBH pic!
You can swim but you can’t hide.
You bring the marsh to life for us, Phil! The light and clarity of this picture of such a glorious bird is stunning!
Thanks Maggie, I’m happy you enjoying seeing these views of life in the marsh!
Gotta love those Great Blues! Beautiful photo that, as the other commenters mention, brings the bird to life!
Yes indeed the GBH is my favorite bird! (well until early July when the spoonbills should show up) 🙂
Great info on GBH’s habits and the marsh. He defintely seems like he is on the look out! 🙂
Interestingly, some of these birds appear to be more skilled then others. Some are just older and more experienced but there are a few that are real experts at fishing!
A work of art!
Thanks a bunch Paula!
The bird looks like he’s radiating metallic blue light. A great shot.
It was interesting late evening light out there for sure. Glad you enjoyed this GBH photo.
Great capture, Phil, both for you and the GBH. 🙂
Thank you Sylvia, I never get tired of watching these big guys and glad you enjoy seeing them too!
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