In the semi-open cattail marsh along the lake, there were other birds of interest. A young Common Gallinule is still hanging out. There is a Pied-billed Grebe partially hidden at the lower right hand side of this image. The gallinule hatched from a very late nest, in August, right near by.
|Common Gallinule (l), Pied-billed Grebe (r)|
And a better view of the Pied-billed Grebe.
This area is great for viewing marsh birds. Being adjacent to a trailer park, they are relatively unperturbed about human activity. A bit earlier in the season, the broken off aquatic vascular plants that washed ashore were attractive to shorebirds. Here a Least Sandpiper pauses from its gleanings.
Green Herons are seen in the area.