Yesterday morning we visited the Irving Nature Park in Saint John, New Brunswick.The previous evening we had attended a Fog Lit event called Words and Wine, which was hosted by our daughter. It was a wonderful event which we enjoyed immensely. On our way home we visited the Irving nature park and walked out on the boardwalk there which extends out over Saints Rest Marsh. The Marsh grasses are very beautiful at this time of year, highlighting a vivid combination of colours of fall, sunshiny yellows, thirst -quenched greens, mud browns, salt and peppered with warm earthy tones swaying with the breezes coming off the Bay of Fundy at Sandy Cove.
As we walked out on the boardwalk we saw very few birds or signs of movements until we came to the end of the boardwalk where we saw a catch basin of water that had not left with the tide. The area was a muddy basin surrounded by marsh grass. When I began to accept my disappointment at not having found any subjects to capture with my camera I spied a large dark object in the water in front of us. The vivid orange and yellow billed face of a Double-crested Cormorant was very exciting to see!
I took pictures of its take off in the water in front of us!
Today I am linking to Saturday Critters , which is graciously hosted by Eileen at:http://viewingnaturewitheileen.blogspot.ca/