Daily Archives: June 10, 2011

Kearny Marsh Update: Ron Shields

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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. 

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