Above and Below
This past week there was not a whole heck of a lot going on around the marsh area, so you had to keep your eyes open in case anything(one) snuck in while you weren’t paying attention.
Two juvenile white ibis came flying in above the salt marsh. One was clearly not looking where he was flying, instead checking something behind him.
A young alligator crawled out of the reeds and crept his was into the water hoping to find a nice crunchy crab snack. He shouldn’t even be in the salt water, but obviously doesn’t care.
An osprey was keeping a very sleek profile and it glided above the marsh in search of a fresh dinner.
Meanwhile, down below, a wood stork was picking through the marsh mud hoping to find something yummy tucked in there.
May not be much for you but your camera saw plenty for us – stunning shots as always ☺
Well I’m thrilled you enjoyed seeing the kind of ‘every day’ stuff we see around the marsh Becky and I greatly appreciate you looking and commenting!
That ibis should look where it is going – as a child, I walked clean off a jetty, into the sea, whilst looking behind me! It wouldn’t want an accident with the alligator waiting! Beautiful osprey and stork, Phil. What is the black line running underneath the wing?
The work stork feathers are interesting. They have black feathers around the edges of their wings but if the sunlight hits them exactly right, it shows up as an emerald green.
I think if I fell into the water near an alligator, the gator would head off in the opposite direction. At least that’s what I hope they would do. 🙂
Love the mix of images in your series, all are such fabulous shots.
Thanks so much Charlie, I try to show a variety of what goes on in a typical week out here.
You must be very patient to wait for the right moment.
I try to be patient but it’s been a super hot summer and some days you have to get back into AC as quickly as possible.