A lull between meetings today had me sitting on the edge of a marsh listening, watching and snapping pictures.

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Two herons scurried away as I settle in to watch. I feel as if it’s a gift each time I see a heron.

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They’re so ungainly, yet majestic at the same time.

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An Egret danced in the shallows, snowy wings joyfully on display.

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It was this family of Sandpipers that I found so endearing.

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They played hide-and-seek in the marsh grass.

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They perched and posed along the mud flats.

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Dancing lightly across the shallows, they search for little morsels to eat.

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Tiny little birds enjoying the marsh on a late summer afternoon.

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