Beyond the BackyardCircle B Bar Reserve

Strike a Pose

I finally made it back out to the Circle B Bar Reserve yesterday morning! It felt so good to get back out there. The Marsh Rabbit Run trail is now open, and I hiked it in the cool morning breeze. It wasn’t a super-birdy day, although I did find a couple of Common Yellowthroats and a Yellow Warbler. The Bald Eagles and Belted Kingfishers are back, and their calls blended into the early morning sounds of the marsh. My best photographic opportunity was with this Purple Gallinule, who hopped up onto one of the Alligator Flag reeds right in front of me. I had a great time with him. Look at those big feet and how he wraps his toes around the reed! The sun even peeked out from behind the fog to give his feathers a little light. What a beautiful bird.