Continuing the posts about last week’s visit to Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, this post features the birds we saw. The first was a Great Blue Heron in one of the lotus ponds. It was moving around. Maybe it was looking for breakfast, but it didn’t find it while we watched.
We saw a Great Egret just off the boardwalk out over the marsh toward the Anacostia River. It was looking for breakfast…and found a fish!
A fish crow surveyed the marsh overhead….making noise to let the rest of the marsh know we were there.
Further out toward the river were some more Great Egrets on a snag among the drying lily pads. One flew off its perch after a fish and then continued hunting among the lily pads.
As we walked back through the gardens toward the parking lot, my husband spotted a Great Blue Heron on a bridge over a pond. Do you see it?
We slowly walked toward it. It noticed us and turned around….then flew off.
We noticed as we crossed the bridge that it must use the bridge railing as a perch frequently – based on the white bird droppings there.