Wandering Wednesday – Water

I have lived within a few miles of the Atlantic Ocean for most of my life. A dock connects our back yard to a tidal creek.

At low tide, there’s just a trickle of water in the creek.

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Georgia Tidal Creek at low tide

During the low tide, wading birds walk along the creek bed searching for food.

Roseate Spoonbill in Georgia salt water tidal creek
Roseate Spoonbill
Tri Colored Heron finds a snack in a Georgia creek
Tri Colored Heron finds a snack in a Georgia creek
Juvenile Little Blue Heron
Searching for a treat in the tidal creek

When the tide is high, it’s a different world.

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When the tide is high enough, we can hop in the boat and go for a ride

At the mouth of the creek we enter a river and explore the coastal waters.

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Boat ride in Georgia waters near Tybee Island
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Uninhabited Georgia Barrier Island only reachable by boat

And during the summer, when the tide is just right, we can catch fresh blue crabs for supper.

Nothing better than catching, cooking, and eating Georgia Blue Crabs
Nothing better than catching, cooking, and eating Georgia Blue Crabs

This post was inspired by  Ingrid’s Wandering Wednesday.

 

 

16 thoughts on “Wandering Wednesday – Water

    1. Thank you! The herons and egrets are regulars around here but the Spoonbills are pretty rare. That picture was from a couple of years ago. I saw a Spoonbill in the neighborhood last week but haven’t seen them in the creek yet.

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  1. Beth, I think I would die if a Roseate Spoonbill ever wandered that close to my camera. We see them occasionally in Florida; they tend to gather at the same spots each year. But, I have never gotten a good clear shot of one. Your photos are beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Suzanne! The spoonbills are a rare sight where I live so I was thrilled when I saw that one in the creek one summer. If you want to find some in Florida head to the Everglades. It’s been a few years but there were huge flocks of them in Flamingo.

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