Monday, November 3, 2008

Bayou Des Allemands fills birders needs

Bayou Des Allemands is a birder's paradise. The bayou flow from Lac Des Allemands through the town of Des Allemand and into Lake Salvador. I pulled off at Des Allemand and cross back over the Old Spanish Trail bridge, winding my way over the rail road tracks to Up the Bayou Road. (Down the Bayou Road looks like a good birding spot, also, but I didn't have time this trip.)

Along the road, houses on one side and the bayou and fishing piers were lines on the other side.

Large Great Egrets and Blue Herons gracefully swept down the bayou from one perch to another as night fill began to descend. This Great Egret seem curious as to what I was doing, but not curious enough to hang around. He looked as though he were announcing the imminent arrival of the moon.

The moist smell of the bayou and the cool are of a passing warm front made a perfect time to sit by the side of the road and shoot.

It is a time of day when the birds return to their roost, bellies full and in no particular hurry.

--steve buser

7 comments:

Snapper said...

Beautiful!

Kelly said...

This photography is stunning, any your writing so poetic. I love reading your posts!

Wayne said...

How impressive is that! Very nice Steve.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Priceless.

Professor said...

Beautiful shot and beautifully written!

teahouse said...

What a lovely photo! I've never been to this part of Louisiana before..oh, what I've missed!

New Orleans Eric said...

Great shot, I like the birds like this one in the wild and not in my backyard eating my goldfish.