I had not been down the dike where I was watching the feeding frenzy of this series before. The dike is edged by reeds that are taller than me and made it impossible to tell how the path turned or what was ahead. I kept going and the dike took a sharp left turn.
Amazingly a huge flock of birds was now right in front of me.
I found a spot where the reeds had been beaten down and got a pretty good view.