Muddy Waters

I paddled to the southern end of Lake Meredith again a few mornings ago into what I think is the Canadian River channel. The reason I think it’s the channel is that the water changes into a reddish brown and seems to be slowly moving north.  I can only float about a mile up this way before the water gets too shallow to go any further, but it’s a great place to bird, with all the Muddy Waters and cattails and salt cedar.  It is a really quiet, peaceful place and worth the rather long paddle it takes to get there. I took these photographs.

Long-billed Dowitchers and Ring-billed Gulls (Great Blue Herons and a Great Egret in the backgroundRing-billed Gull, Long-billed Dowitcher, Forster's Tern (2) (1024x660)

Ring-billed GullRing-billed Gull (8) (1024x668)

Forster’s Terns, a Ring-billed Gull, and Long-billed DowitchersRing-billed Gull, Long-billed Dowitcher, Forster's Tern (3) (1024x568)

Great Egrets and Great Blue HeronsGreat Blue Heron, Great Egret (1024x529)

White-faced Ibis in silhouette White-faced Ibis (18) (1024x684)

Great Blue HeronGreat Blue Heron (171) (1024x671) Great Blue Heron (172) (1024x671)

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