Walking in Cuba Marsh, part 2…
The longest stretch of path is what we walked first, from the parking lot to Citizens Park, at the southern access point. In this area is a large marshy area with a long boardwalk and bridge built over it. The water is being kept low right now for habitat restoration, but red-winged blackbirds were out in force.
This bridge would normally stand over a marsh, but a drainage ditch was flowing, keeping the water low.
On the shores of this ditch, and a couple other streams we saw, there were some LBBs hopping around the edges. Most of the time, I couldn’t see them, much less get their photo, but this one popped up out and landed on a cattail, posing for me!
There were birds, a lot of birds! Besides the few I’ve mentions in these posts, there were nearly as many that I couldn’t get a photo of. If you’re interested, tomorrow’s post will be a round-up of the birds I saw on this walk.
At the Citizens Park entrance is a bridge over a small dam. I saw the perfect opportunity to take a waterfall shot, getting the water blurry. Unfortunately, and I can’t believe I’m even thinking this, the sun was out and shining! So I waited for a cloud and took the shot then.
Still need some practice at this. *sigh*
Tomorrow – Birds of different feathers