My thoughts in words and pictures...
Oh, great shot! We're so lucky to have these amazing birds aplenty in our state!
Beth: Thank you, and yes we are. Unfortunately, though they have been nesting at the Arb for several years, they have been unsuccessful in raising their young. Apparently their nest is too accessible to predators. :(
I wish I could see it more clearly - they don't visit us here.Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/05/snorkeling-on-saint-thomas.html
Sue: She was difficult to see, as she is nesting amongst high reeds at a bit of a distance from the wetlands boardwalk -- the better to camouflage herself from predators. The male was patrolling the perimeter, behind some trees behind her.
She's very well hidden. Good luck with the nesting!
Thanks, Gunilla -- it would be nice if they could successfully raise their chicks this year.
Just barely, and only because I was looking.
Alice: That's the only reason I saw her -- I knew to look and patiently scanned the area until I caught a slight movement of her head. It was through watching her that I eventually spied movement along the treeline behind her and caught a brief glimpse of the male. He was too far away and behind the trees to photograph, at least with my measly camera.
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