It was overcast and sprinkled rain from time to time but it proved to be excellent conditions for birding.
This reddish egret looked rather grumpy. However, I think he was just ruffling his feathers to establish dominance as there was another reddish strutting around nearby.
Rather than complete the loop and exit to the parking lot, we decided to retrace our steps and see if we could see anything else on the way back to the birding centre.
Sure enough, we turned a corner in the boardwalk and spotted this green heron who sat there for quite a long time until he got spooked by a swooping gull. He then started screeching his head off and flew over to his usual spot at the small pond where the mama gator hangs out.
marsh wren in its winter habitat.