Portrait of a Snowy Egret feeding in a salt marsh.
Two Mute Swans In Flight (Wings Down)
I was standing on top of a tall sand dune overlooking a nature preserve. I saw these two Mute Swans (Cygnus olor) off in the distance heading straight for me and the open ocean. Nothing like being in the right place at the right time.
Canada Geese Family One
This is one of two new Canada Geese families I found at the salt marsh today. Parents usually lead their goslings in a line with one adult in front and the other at the rear.
Up and Away
Flock of Canadian Geese take off.
Six Brants fly along the shoreline.
Canada Goose Takeoff
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis).
A Mallard duck stands in the backwater of salt marsh.
Sanderling feeding on the beach.
Tiny Plover lost its footing and slid down the rock although it does look like the Plovers are taking turns sliding down the rock.
Female Red-winged Blackbird just landed on a Common Reed in a salt marsh. The reed is swinging back and forth like a pendulum. The bird appears to spread its wings for balance as the reed stabilizes.
Sparrow on a Rock
Savannah Sparrow perches on a rock overlooking the ocean.
I spotted these 3 Common Terns standing on a mudflat. They were motionless, in a straight line, equidistant from one another and all looking in the same direction. It was great natural symmetry.