Dikes run along both sides of this canal behind the lines of reeds. If you zoom in on the left you’ll see some dragonflies perched in the reed tops and some in the air. Many of my recent dragonfly images were taken from that dike.
Bear Island Wildlife Management Area, SC
August 29, 2021
This Great Egret staked his claim on the highest available point to survey the pond. As the only bird in sight that morning he likely kept it as long as he wanted, rather than the more common kerfuffle to maintain possession.
Mary’s House Pond, Bear Island Wildlife Management Area, SC
July 4, 2021
Great Egret nesting season is over and there are just a few left hanging around the rookery area, sort of at loose ends. This one in the foreground had taken a walk into a dense wet area away from the pond.
The other one seemed to think he was missing something.
Bird number one wanted to be on his own and marched across the walking path.