Drifting on Easter Morning
After a couple of challenging days I was in serious need of some quiet nature time. So on this Easter morning I spent a couple of hours paddling quietly at Sweet Marsh. Also on the water with me were probably 200 American white pelicans, blue-winged teal, coots, assorted other ducks, pied-billed grebes, and overhead were sandhill cranes. One additional species seen at the marsh, but seldom close or sitting still, was the ring-billed gull.
I spotted two gulls on a stump quite a distance away. Knowing how skittish gulls can be, I opted to have everything ready to go and then I simply drifted toward the gulls as I photographed them. Soon I was near enough that I was able to create nice images of a common bird that is not often seen at close range.