The Dog Days Of Summer

 

A Killdeer search’s for food, taking advantage of the soft soil at the edge of a receding  swamp. This being the result of a season with below average rainfall.

Nearby a Garter Snake (harmless) has left the safety of the tall wetland grasses where he resides. Vulnerability a price he will pay to bask in the warmth of the morning sun.

And on a hill overlooking both, a Robin is beginning its molt. Not pretty, but necessary. And when completed, a healthy new set of feathers just in time for the harsher months.

The dog days of summer are here, at The Great Swamp Conservancy.

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Images captured  August 7 2016

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Author: gsctrailtails

Joe DuChene 57, amateur bird and nature photography

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