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An hour or so at the sewage treatment pond

Sunday is the day for the local Orchid Society Meeting.

The meeting is held at Tyrell park on the outskirts of Beaumont. The day was sunny and perfect temperatures with a whiff of breeze to keep the mosquitoes away so we left a bit early to spend some time at the tertiary sewage treatment area.

Swamps and bogs and marshes are on the city’s southern border and we are on the Mississippi flyway. Waterfowl are in abundance as they were today–with ibis and spoonbills plus cormorants and assorted other ducks.

Unfortunately I could not get close enough to take good photos and those birds seemed to know how to camouflage themselves quite nicely but I did take a few photos and a short video of the sounds of the marsh.

Not quite what any of you expected?

How about listening to the sounds of the ducks?

and more photos are here:

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