The Great Blue Heron was by the bridge. Uncharacteristically he wasn't in the water. When I stepped on the bridge the water started churning as large carp scrambled in each direction. A little further up the dike it seemed like 30 geese were congregating. Some were starting their morning hygiene rituals. I liked in this silhouette how the tips of the feathers are separated as it flapped after dunking several times.
The Cat Tail Reeds are getting quite tall, so it's tough to see out into the impoundments except where there are openings, or benches to stand upon. Today, my eye seemed to be attracted to small little details and the way the morning light shone upon objects.
I liked the reflection off the back and the contrast with the cat tail.
The light makes all the feather detail visible...this made up for the lousy location.
I first noticed how the dew on the grape leaves beaded on the tips of the leaves. The pattern leads you around to the fly.
I was hoping this was a Double Tooth Prominent because of the leaf...but I was wrong.
My guide to Massachusetts Dragon and Damselflies is on order. This is a Damselfly.
The bees were busy pollinating the Milk Weed
I love the detail on the cap
A caught this chipmunk dashing into his den...then waited for him to poke his head out
An adolescent gosling, looking more like an adult than a chick.
Some other highlights of my walk that eluded photographic capture included more sightings of the Virginia Rail, the Belted Kingfisher was hanging out on the snag in the river near the river refuge entrance, there was also another rail that I couldn't see well enough to identify in the reeds near the river entrance.