|greater yellow legs|
We pause on the upstream side of the stone arch bridge letting the stronger ebb current push us against the foundation while we take a break. Then, we paddle on watching the spartina dissipate and and the cattails increase as we leave the brackish waters. I collect a marsh wren nest from the phragmites. Their nesting is well over, their young are fledged, and if they are anywhere around they are certainly not showing themselves.
We spot a pair of kingfishers at the gravel flats (which are nowhere to be seen due to the water depth). We also spot a green heron. I spot green herons quite often here where the open marsh river meets the forest river. We end up spotting several and get close enough for a good view with the binoculars.