Most people living in an area with a cold winter depend on spring to return and with it so many enjoyable things that spring and warm weather bring. The return of multitudes of shore and wading birds that populate our shallow coastal areas is something I look forward to each year. I love to watch them and photography gives me a little bit more of a push to get out in nature. It also teaches me patience in waiting for ‘good action’. One could say I depend on this to make my life a little more complete. The birds of course depend upon a healthy environment and a plentiful supply of food to make their summer nesting season successful. So many dependencies and so many great things to photograph on the Delaware coast.