The colors of the Baylands are generally rather dull and muted. I find the landscape pretty in spite of the drabness. On this particular early morning, though, the light burst through the clouds in such a way as to make all the colors seem more lively.
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I liked this shot of this bird, however, I have no idea what KIND of bird this is. Figuring out the small birds can be difficult. I consulted Peterson and National Geographic. Still no clue. Great, now I have a question for the teacher in my birding class. Stay tuned ...
I think it might be a Bushtit. Sibley says it "a disheveled-looking, long-tailed ball of fluff" which definitely fits.
This Great Blue Heron was not happy to see us. Got him taking off. I like the orangish stripe on his wing and the little plume coming off his crown.
These fellows were yakking it up and having a grand old time fishing, but they did stop for a moment to check me out. They are American avocets in non-breeding plumage.