Now I'm going to show off my birding knowledge
this is a - Great Egret - soaking up the sun
and I really hope I've got the name right !!!
anyway whatever the name he's a very handsome bird
and even more special because unlike other water-birds
he didn't fly off into the blue beyond
the moment I aimed my camera.
I'm an impatient photographer - just like to point and shoot
then be on my way but Steve Paris impressed upon us
at his work-shop - the need for patience and perseverance
I really must return to this place with a different mindset.
Greenfield Wetlands is a relatively new man-made urban wetland zone
constructed in an effort to entice bird-life back into the area
plus filter polluted stormwater through a series of reedbeds and ponds.
On both counts it's been very successful
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