There was so much bird activity in this marsh it was hard to know where to look. It was an experience to be taken in with a wide view, not for images of an individual bird.
The entire flock was feeding in shallow water and slowly working from my left to right. All of the birds would be down and mostly hidden from my view then several hundred would lift off and advance, setting down at the front of the group. They probably were following any remaining fish that were trying to escape.
This was one of the most remarkable displays I’ve witnessed while out photographing nature.
The wading birds included Wood Storks, Roseate Spoonbills, Great Egrets, Snowy Egrets, Tricolored Herons, White Ibis, and Glossy Ibis. There were a few Grackles in the mix, too.