When you are ready to venture to your local wet spot, be it a pond or wetland, expect to see some of these guys there. Great blue Herons, and Great Egrets especially. Also, listen hard for a metallic rattle, and that’s a kingfisher calling as it flies from perch to perch. Wetlands offer lots of different feeding opportunities, from little fishes, to aquatic insects as well as flying ones. This biodiversity is very attractive to swallows and other migratory birds as well.