|black bellied plover|
One black bellied plover stands out among the birds that I do see, until I spot a shiny yellow fishing lure just beyond the second bridge. Then, I realize that it has a bird attached to it...in fact, it is not a fishing lure at all, but the pale yellow pate of a yellow crowned night heron. It is the first one that I've seen this season.
|yellow crowned night heron|
|with fish (deceased)|
With the high tide I paddle into the jungle without only one complaint, a rather loud one, from a resident hawk.
I return the way I came. I spot a second yellow crowned night heron, two more plover and a flying flock of seven glossy ibises. Things were picking up as the tide began to fall.