Cattle Egret, Bulbucus ibis

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Rising Tide

I rolled in to town Wednesday just as the tide was ready to turn. This is a big event for the shore waders, the groceries are delivered. The Snowy Egrets hadn't arrived at the Mission, but there was a Great Blue Heron waiting, and willing to pose. I went to the county boat ramp next, just in time for a flock of White Ibis to sail in. There is a freshwater pond next to the marsh, many shore birds drink and bath there. The Ibis inspired a bathing frenzy, some Boat Tailed Grackles showed up, and some Fish Crows, and a Great Egret, all splashing around. They all were on the way to fish the early tide rise, but it was time to meet my grandson at the high school, and I moved on.

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