At the Duck Pond

I think this film on the pond is duckweed. It’s mucky looking. But the egret doesn’t seem to mind it.

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    1. Sandra

      You’re so right, Mark. We were out again this morning and found that the film that was over the majority of the pond before has now completely covered it 100%. Ack!

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    1. Sandra

      Thank you so much! I think that’s my favorite of the two as well. A larger subject than I’m used to seeing out on the trail! A pleasant surprise. Take good care!

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    1. Sandra

      Thank you so much! We rounded the corner of the pond and saw him standing there. He was startling because he is so much bigger than the birds we usually find on our walks. I thought for sure he would fly off before too long but he actually stayed put for a very long while. Perhaps he was in a pensive mood and didn’t notice he was being watched. I hope you’re doing great Chris!

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  1. Ellen Jennings

    Nice captures of the GBH, Sandra, and what a fun surprise.

    I think that might be mosquito fern on the water surface, with duckweed mixed in. If you look online you’ll see pics of it in green, but what we have here turns reddish brown and readily chokes out the duckweed as summer goes on.

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    1. Sandra

      Hi Ellen, thank you so much for visiting! Mosquito fern, I’ll have to look that up. Never heard of it. I was out on a walk this morning and saw a beautiful white crane (I think that’s what it was) I didn’t have my camera with me though. Darn it. Hope you’re doing well!

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      1. Ellen Jennings

        Hi Sandra, you’re welcome! I wasn’t aware of it until a couple years ago when one of our favorite pond/swamp spots became overrun with it.
        If the bird was all white it was probably a Great Egret. Don’t you hate that, although I sometimes see more when I don’t have the camera! Thanks, and you enjoy the weekend!

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