Sunday, July 3, 2011


Even at 6:00 a.m. the air was heavy with humidity and well, just plain hot. Though the weather was uncomfortable (large understatement!) the shore birds were out and about. Especially the reddish egrets. They pranced and danced and fished and seemed to be having a great time. We didn't venture too far along the sound as many of the birds are nesting right now and as you approach their nesting sites they send up the alarm, warning us to turn around and leave them in peace. I was on the wrong side of the light for most of the morning so these are the best of the bad.

The sea oats are blooming.
Reddish Egret
In flight
 Chasing bait fish
Dancing display
Hopping along the shore
These two went at it for awhile vying for territory
In silhouette