I hope you are in the mood for big birds and creatures because we're off to an amazing day at the Ditch!
So, settle back, have a seat on the bench and enjoy.
It was a busy one all around. Even a large group of runners decided it was the place to be!
Fall is coming into its own, as the colors gently begin to change.
The goldenrod, the prickly plants seem in perfect harmony with autumn's hue.
But there is plenty of blue -- take a look at that water!
Ellie the Egret only seems to come to town in the early fall and is always a welcome sight. I showed her HERE perched in her tree but on this day, she was in the water!
And she was having a mighty fine time catching her dinner!
Eventually she decided she needed to scoot over to a small dirt mound coming out of the pond.
So, she opened her wings to help her along.
Why walk when you can fly?
Doesn't she look like an angel?
Better still, she can still fish!
But pretty soon something happened I've never seen before. I wasn't aware of Harry in the reeds. My angle blocked his view. Suddenly he burst out and started at Ellie. She took off and a chase was on.
What I didn't see until I was editing the photos is that a second heron (who knew?) came flying in from another direction.You can see it at the top of the photo. Harriet, perhaps?
Ellie made for her tree where she remained for the duration of my walk. When I came around the pond again, she was still there.
Harry (or Harriet) found his/her own place to enjoy!
That wasn't the only wildlife. I rarely see the frogs but this handsome lad was sunning himself on the bank of the pond.
And this duck was also enjoying a bit of a food hunt!
All good things come to an end. The gently falling leaves will fall more quickly, the temperatures drop, the birds will take off to warmer climes.
But we'll still be here.
And we'll be looking!
Keep your eyes open! You never know what you'll see!
One other thing -- as I mentioned in the last post blogger is not sending me notifications. I correct it; it reverts back -- go figure. I know I have missed replying to some comments and will probably miss a few more. Apologies for that.
Sharing with: Saturday's Critters