Jake and I spent several hours today,at a local marsh area.
These are a few of the many picture I took.
The weather was beautiful,a few clouds,almost no wind and comfortable temperatures.
This combination,together with quite a few birds,resulted in many pictures being taken.
Some of the more numerous birds were the Black Terns.
This one is flying away with a morsel of food.
The picture has been cropped a little,to show the bird better.
We were also pleased to see a few Common Terns diving for food.
This one is just taking off from the water.
Again the image is cropped as these birds stayed farther away.
Here you can see a Common Tern almost submerged.
I do hope he ended up with a tasty lunch,for all these efforts.
Again the image is cropped quite a lot.
A shorebird who graced us with his presence was this Willet.
This is a fairly nondescript bird,until he takes off and shows the lovely wing patterns.
As we were about to leave this area we saw this cute scene.
Mother American Coot is tenderly feeding one her babies.
There were several babies,but only one was close enough to Mom to get a good picture.
Thought for today from George Washington Carver:
I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station,through which God speaks to us every hour,if only we will tune in .