Fri Mar 2023

Three Days in August

These are familiar subjects, but photographed from a fresh point of view. The durable, massed coneflowers, the two Green Herons that now appear daily at first light, the two young Mallard ducks on their daily paddle to breakfast, the rental community across the pond as reflected in the water — all were captured during three days near the end of August 2012. The date and time of each photo is posted beneath it.

Why am I suddenly seeing the small Green Herons after all these years? I have a theory. The gulls are gone, as I noted in an earlier post, including the aggressive, intimidating Great Black-backed Gulls, known to prey on smaller birds. Whether they were a threat to the Green Herons, I don’t know, but it’s possible. If you have a thought on this, please let me know.