Daily Archives: June 10, 2011
Kearny Marsh Update: Ron Shields
The water level is finally starting to subside and, as a result, I had my first face-to-face encounter with a Common Moorhen.
More calls were heard throughout the impoundment as well. A Least Bittern flew across the channel off the nose of my kayak and flushed again as I approached a second time. Too difficult to photograph though!
I also came across another mating ritual between two behemoth snapping turtles. Unlike last year's enpounter, this took place in deeper water and for a shorter period of time.
A Black-crowned Night Heron and Great Egret rounded out the day's trip.
More pix follow.