BRENT PENNINGTON A Great Blue Heron hunts in the marsh near Bullhead Bay on the morning of 01 August 2015.

The small bird season in winding down, and I realize that I did less work with them photographically than I would have liked.  But the large birds are still active and visible, including this batch from a paddle last week, which I wanted to share.

BRENT PENNINGTON A Great Egret, a temporary visitor to Lackawanna State Park, flies overhead on the morning of 01 August 2015.

This Great Egret is an infrequent visitor to Lackawanna, stopping over for a few weeks at a time once or twice a year.  He’s been there for a while now and I was fortunate enough to encounter him on my paddle.  He’s even less tolerant of me than the herons are, but fortunately he was more concerned with a pair of Great Blue Herons, who he appeared to be fighting with over that section of the lake.

BRENT PENNINGTON A group of female Mallards feed and preen together on Lackawanna Lake on the morning of 01 August 2015.

And of course a gaggle of female mallards preening and feeding over the mud mar in the marsh.  Their ducklings were nearby, hiding in the reeds.

BRENT PENNINGTON A Great Blue Heron hunts in the marsh near Bullhead Bay on the morning of 01 August 2015.

Brent Pennington is a freelance photographer and the driving force behind The Roving Photographer. When he\’s not working with portraiture or promotional clients, he’s usually in the field, hiking, or kayaking in pursuit of nature and wildlife shots.

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