I’ve been posting about the slow demise of the Spoonie Tree for a couple of years. I stopped by on a quiet day at the end of February.
A few Double-crested Cormorants were the only birds around and the scenery was mostly brown.
I was reminded I had taken those shots and not processed them when I was there last week. I was rather surprised that none of the wading birds took a break from feeding in the name-sake Spoonie Tree.
Those that flew off after eating went into some trees further back in the pond.
The tree lost a branch, but it is mostly intact compared to this image from May 2022.
Donnelley Wildlife Management Area, SC