Monday, May 2, 2016

Harn's Marsh

I was happy to have the opportunity to revisit Harns Marsh, it had been a couple of months since my last visit - it's a lot quieter today but still quite an enjoyable place to be.
How fun to discover a couple fuzzy Least Bittern!

Several Limpkins were seen and some were feeding their little ones - apple snail are their Wheaties!

A Cattle Egret in breeding plumage - very lovely.

A Gray-headed Swamphen is photographed here, we later saw another adult with a young one.

The Marsh - such a vast expanse and always lovely to see - in that lone tree was a....

Snail Kite.

One family of Sandhill Crane.

A Tricolored Heron on a mission.

These eggs are the future Apple Snail which is food for the Limpkin and Snail Kite.

After leaving the Marsh, we were fortunate to come upon this pair of Bobwhite - I think they are the coolest quails!

 They didn't serenade us but the view was spectacular!


  1. Nice documentation from in and around Harns Marsh, France.

    1. Thanks Bob, Harns Marsh sure has a "Je ne sais quoi" and I love it!

  2. What a wonderful assortment of species France! Good work!

    1. Oh yes - it's like a box of chocolate - you never know what you're going to get - and that's so sweet :)