Saturday, May 23, 2009

Phragmites australis, Common Reed

Dusky Moorhen at home in swamps, makes a harsh 'kerk' sound when disturbed

Phragmites australis
In the local wetlands where I walk the common reed is in flower at this time of year. It has graceful plumes at the end of tall stems. They capture the light and move in the slightest breeze. Many waterbirds make their home in this plant .

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