Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Great Egrets

 On the other side of the marsh- Great Egret and Great Blue Heron

Last Saturday Great Egrets (Ardea alba) were seen fishing in many places at Cranberry Marsh in Whitby. In late August the egrets are finished breeding and many move into this marsh for great fishing. GREAT except they were all very far away!

 A little closer

Finally an egret decided to move closer to the viewing platform.

I am connecting to Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE

51 comments:

Andy said...

I haven't been to the Cranberry Marsh since the spring. Your photos of the Egret make want to return. Did you notice the purple loosestrife in the background of your first photo? It appears to making a comeback.

Mersad said...

The marshlands are incredibly beautiful and greatly captured. Love the violet streaks of color in the greenery.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Jacquelineand.... said...

So beautiful! Is purple loosestrife considered an invasive plant there? It is here.

Stefan Jansson said...

Nice landscape and bird photos.

Mari said...

The second picture I think is close enough fof us to admire its beauty.

Oh the popular invasive plant :) They're actually pretty, I like their color a lot but I guess they would have been much loved if they were willing to share the land :)

guild rez said...

Love your great pictures!!

Revrunner said...

Showboating! :-)

Jeevan said...

Excellent capture and hope it was a nice move for them there.

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, pretty shots of the egret, heron and the ducks. The purple flowers are pretty too. Have a great day!

Rose said...

These are great!

Rose said...

I was going to ask what the purple flower is, and see someone has done provided an answer. It sure enhances that first photography.

Shammickite said...

I'm glad the egret moved closer, he (or she) gave you a super photo op!

VP said...

They look so big and so graceful at the same time...

see you there! said...

Magnificent birds. You had a beautiful setting for looking at them as well.

Darla

Kathy said...

I love seeing egrets but they're hard to get a photo of. They're quite shy and don't like you getting too close. So what are those interesting purple-blooming plants in the background? I figured you know because you so knowledgeable much about native plants and grasses in your area. And is that a blue heron in the foreground? Love both of these shots.

Sandra said...

I actually said Ohhhh when that first photo came up. the colors are beyond description...

Small Kucing said...

Thought it's far away but the photos turn out good

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The egrets make such good reflections EG, added to the reflections of the purple bushes in the water.. fabulous!

Phyllis Oller said...

Looks like it was a beautiful day there, the reflections are beautiful, as is the great egret. They are hard to get but you snapped a great picture! Have a great day!phyllis

Anvilcloud said...

That's quite a display of loosestrife in the background.

Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

I love these egrets! Although, I think I would've called them cranes out of not knowing any better. Beautiful captures!

Pamela Gordon said...

I love the first photo with the purple loosestrife as a backdrop. Nice captures!

Leora said...

Long necks with the purple loosestrife - striking combination!

Kate said...

Super shot of bird and reflection in your close-up!

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful captures as always!! Love those long-neck birds!! Hope your week is off to a great start!! Enjoy!!

William Kendall said...

I wonder how these birds get along with each other.

colleen said...

What a winner that first shot is. Such a dreamy lake of purple.

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Thank you for such restful and beautiful shots today.

Halcyon said...

What beauties!

Margaret Adamson said...

Two beautiful birds in these shots.

Cathy H. said...

I usually favor close-up photography, but the first one with that gorgeous background and reflection is spectacular!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

They're beautiful...and to top it all off - the flower backdrop is extraordinary!

Debbie said...

Awesome captures of these beautiful creatures!!! I love the background landscape!!!!

RedPat said...

I don't think I've ever seen an Egret up here - have only seen them in Florida. Love that first shot with the 2 fabulous birds, EG!

Linda W. said...

What great photos of the egrets. And I like the colorful background in your first image.

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful shots! I particularly like the last one.

Stephanie said...

Love the first image of those purple flowers.

mick said...

Great close photo of the egret but the photo with the pink/purple photos on the far side of the pond is also very beautiful.

Birdman said...

GREAT! Whatever the size and color. Nice work.

TexWisGirl said...

very nice. :)

Michelle said...

Such a graceful looking bird. I like that last shot.

Ruth Hiebert said...

They may be farther away,but the pictures are still fantastic.

GreenComotion said...

Hi Tina,
The Heron and the Egret are definitely very nice, but so is the reflection of the purple flowers in the water with green flotilla.
Superb shots!
Have a Great Day!
Peace :)

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Cute egrets, great shots!

Indrani said...

Very well taken, especially the one with reflection.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

It's so sad. Summer is over, so cool today. All our babies are hatched and done. Raccoons going nuts. Birds flocking in the forest.

Marie C said...

Beautiful photos! Great that you caught both birds in one shot. Love it!

Donna said...

These are great shots both far away and close up!

Kay said...

The colors and reflections in the first shot are wonderful. And the heron is giving you a nice profile.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love these birds. Beautiful waterscape too and nice reflections when you got the one up close.

Jack said...

I will see these guys in Naples in two months.

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