I walked out on the trail at Circle B Bar Reserve in mid-March and saw this. Lots of wading birds out in a small pond that had developed from the recent rain.
So many birds feeding in this one spot. Great egrets, snowy egrets, cattle egrets, great blue herons, wood storks, spoonbills and one large sandhill crane.
All of a sudden the sandhill crane took off across the marsh.
Glossy ibis were flying across the trail.
Spoonbills were flying in and out of the pond all morning. At one point one flew so close I couldn’t fit him all in and he was carrying a stick. He must have been heading for a nest.
Typical sight along the trail. A great blue heron in a dead snag.
Far out in the lake, a great egret sits alone.