We went to the marsh the other day to take a good long walk. We went expecting to see, as we always do, many shorebirds and dabbling and diving ducks. We were quite surprised that the ponds and lakes were almost empty. Just a handful of American Coots, a few mallards off in the distance. Mmmm... very odd.
We came upon one of
the ponds, and there wasn't a single bird to be seen. I said to Roger,
"There must be a predator out there somewhere. Maybe there's a shark!"
We had a good laugh about sharks. Then, we saw this out of the corner of
our eyes. Whoa, what is that?
Not what we expected to see out on our marsh walk, but what a truly welcomed sight it was.