April is really our transition month into warm temperatures and the return of summer bird visitors to the coast. I looked back into my files from Aprils in the past and found this Glossy Ibis feeding and scratching its chin in a local coastal pond on April 18. I'm looking forward to the ponds filling with Egrets and other wading birds. They are on their way.
Tony Pratt is the administrator of the Shoreline and Waterway Management Section of Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. He is a scientist and naturalist, well versed in nature study.
Pratt is a lifelong photographer who has worked closely with Kevin Fleming since 2007. His interests in photography range from wildlife and landscapes to portraiture work.
His photography can be seen at www.tonypratt.com and at the Kevin Fleming and Friends Gallery, 239 Rehoboth Ave. in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.