Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Great Bay Marsh

God I love a marsh in October! I've been known to purposefully *get lost* and find myself there just when the low sun is lighting it with these beautiful late afternoon colors.

The DH was the latest victim of my subterfuge, but I didn't plan things well enough to remember my big lens and have a chance at that bird-shaped blob there in the center. Yes, it's a Tri-Colored Heron and yes, that would have been a pretty pic, but oh well. A nice find at any rate because they're not so common here in NJ.

The signs of civilization marring the view there in the distance is the southern part of Long Beach Island, btw. Great Bay is said to be one of the least disturbed wetland habitats in the Northeastern US and is a great place to get lost and find birds.

9 comments:

Jayne said...

What a beautiful shot Laura. Did you have your waders on or were you on dry land?

RuthieJ said...

Looks like a great place Laura. I'm sure your DH didn't mind too much, did he?

bobbie said...

Really beautiful colors. Enjoy your marsh as often as possible.

gardenpath said...

I can see why you love it. Just beautiful.

cedrorum said...

I love marshlands. They are another very diverse area. They don't look like they would be, but it's amazing how much goes on there.

jennster said...

it's gorgeous!

Larry said...

You've got the evidence! That's one of those birds that I have on my list of birds I'd like to see. Nicely done-

Susan Gets Native said...

See you tomorrow, Laura!
Yay!!!!!

Mary said...

I'd love to be there...