Hard to believe it had been four years since my last visit to this lovely watering hole - considering it is less than a block away (I pass it every day). Time may have flown by, but the birds haven't - the sanctuary is hidden but once in its presence, there is no doubt they own the place.
Wood Storks reign supreme, outnumbering the other species, but the Double Breasted Cormorant, Anhingas, White Ibis, and Cattle Egret were well represented. Summer is mating season, so all were raising babies. In smaller numbers were American White Egrets, Great Blue as well as Little Blue Herons, Yellow Crowned Night Herons, and Roseate Spoonbills. Even saw a Little Green Heron, but as is often their style, it was fairly elusive.
Spent three hours among the lush strips of this sanctuary and took over 400 photos, narrowing them down to these. I am very fortunate to have such a bountiful source of natural wonder.
© April L. Gustetter