Sunrise in the Marsh

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To arrive too early in the marsh is an adventure in pure listening; the ear roams at will among the noises of the night, without let or hinderance from eye or hand. — Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac.

I came across this line and my thoughts went immediately back to pre-dawn moments in the vast coastal marshes of southern New Jersey with Gabrielle during the World Series of Birding.  More than even the forest, the sounds of a early morning marsh coming to life  are like a symphony.

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