For those that are newer to the blog, Green Cay Wetlands is my default go to place in Palm Beach County. I’ve been going there since it opened up and have seen close to 150 species of birds there. I know that on any given day I will see 25 plus species of birds and have wonderful photographic opportunities. The second great reason to go there is that I know I will always bump into some of my local birding friends. It is always nice to have someone to chat with while waiting for the birds to pose!
Today was sunny and not to unbearably hot. There was enough activity to keep everyone happy and being Memorial Day there were lots of people to talk to. While talking with Jake and Larry a Tricolored heron was dancing around. All of a sudden he froze and this gave enough time for the water ripples to smooth out and provide a wonderful reflection.
There were many new-born Common Galinule babies around this morning. I saw multiple Purple Galinules and had a male Least Bittern land on the railing right in front of me. My sweetheart Terri was out walking/photographing today so I was walking with her most of the morning. We were walking with Mauricio and saw this Double-crested Cormorant posing nicely.
Terri had seen a freshly blossomed Swamp Hibiscus on her first loop. This is one of the showiest flowers in the marsh and unfortunately only last a couple of days before wilting so I was happy to see this one.
Having walked literally 100’s of miles around Green Cay I’ve seen Herons and Egrets eat just about everything from fish and frogs to snakes and snails. Green Herons generally stick to smaller fish and frogs but today this guy caught a fairly decent size Ribbon Snake and after about 15 minutes actually managed to get it down.
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