My early summer haunts are mostly wetlands: swampy places, vernal pools, undeveloped canals and small ponds.
These habitats are indeed like a box of chocolates. I never know for sure what I’ll find, and each experience is uniquely rewarding.
I travel light and walk and stalk a lot, but also stop and get comfortable when things are slow. Detailed landscapes in the foreground then become the center of attention.
Following up on a tip from a former student, a midday excursion to a small pond at the Morrisville State College Equine Rehabilitation Center provided me with a rare opportunity to observe the foraging behavior of a Green Heron. Small fish, frogs and tadpoles are dietary staples; in this instance, tadpoles (probably Bull Frog) were the main target.
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