direct YouTube link: https://youtu.be/VJ306yMVaLs
A nice reprieve from the middle of winter. This is 20+ minutes of sites and sounds from the salt marshes of Mathews County, Virginia. A week on a remote barrier island in the Chesapeake Bay. Over the holidays I had time to go back and review it.
We spent a lot of time kayaking through the shallow winding creeks, often just drifting with the current.
It’s long, so give yourself some time, and good audio – much of this is just the natural sounds of birds and beaches.
The odd noises starting at 12:00 are Clapper Rails. They’re really shy, I’ve never seen one up close, but one stepped out of the grass for a closeup, not realizing we were standing above it on the dock.
Birds seen and/or heard in the video:
- Black Scoter
- Clapper Rail
- Hooded Merganser
- Boat-tailed Grackle
- Double-crested Cormorant
- Great Blue Heron
At night, there were Great Horned Owls, in the mornings Loons.