Beloved Egret & Plastic Straw

The photo challenge this week is to present images of “…something that is beloved “

I love capturing images of Herons and Egrets along the Petaluma River on Water Street

The issue of plastic straws polluting our waterways has been in the news lately.

In going over my recent egret photos on the Petaluma River, I happened to notice a series of images documenting an Egret that was tempted by a straw…

 CROPPED CLOSE UP…

Fortunately the wise & beloved Egret, being smarter than we humans, refused it…

 

 

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Petaluma River Turning Basin…Low Tide

When the tide goes out…and the sun is in the right place…you can catch a glimpse of what lies below the surface of the Petaluma River.

Some of it looks to have been there for a time…

Bottle

Bottle

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Sediment a.k.a. sandbar?

Sediment a.k.a. sandbar?