I wasn’t going to share this photo of the Great Egret in the Wetlands because it was so far away and I was having trouble holding my heavy long telephoto lens still (after my long walk along the river path to get to the Wetlands). You can’t see much feather detail. But soon after this shot the Park Ranger came up to chat and I never ended up getting my tripod out of its bag. But the Park Ranger did mention another gate along the fence on the other side of the Wetlands, so I’ll check it out next visit as for the most part, I was looking into the sun trying to photograph birds on this downriver side of the Wetlands.
Not ideal at all.
After my 2 hour walk along the river, finally I get to Newell’s Paddock Wetlands (and the river rear entrance gate, which is not shown in this image)
The sun went behind the clouds a few times, but I can assure you, it was blue sky for most of the afternoon.
Noon flower plant which forms a 3-4 inch ground cover all around the ponds and is quite spongy underfoot. The park ranger assured me that it doesn’t cover any hidden puddles or pond shallows.
This image of one of the ponds near the back entrance reflects a bit of that lovely blue sky
After talking to the Park Ranger (and the long walk), the shadows were growing too long and I had to leave without taking hardly any photos at all.