Saturday, October 24, 2015

Egrets Still Here

 Egret and reflection

I'm always surprised to see egrets here in October because I think of them as being "exotic" visitors to Ontario.  After all, we have had a hard frost and there was a thin layer of ice on this water a few hours before I took this photo. They are hardier than they look!

Patiently fishing

Apparently they will stay in our marshes until they completely freeze over, or as long as they can find aquatic treats.
I am linking to Saturday Critters HERE.

37 comments:

rainfield61 said...

What a handsome one.

✿ chica said...

Muito lindas as fotos,adoro o reflexo! bjs, chica

Christine said...

Wonderful photos of this regal bird!

Revrunner said...

Love it! 'Til hell freeze over then. :-)

eileeninmd said...

Hello, beautiful captures of the Egret and the reflection. I think the birds will stick around as long as they can find food. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Phil Slade said...

Your so right about egrets being hardy. Our Little Egrets are now more common than Grey Herons which are much bigger than the egrets. I hope your other species pick up soon.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Duas belas fotografias desta garça que se recusa emigrar.
Um abraço e bom fim de semana.

Ranten said...

A lovely bird! Happy weekend!

Anvilcloud said...

Pretty creature but very unaccomodating by sitting amongst the weeds like that. :)

Sandra said...

so beautiful and you know i love your reflection photos

Shammickite said...

I really like this reflection! I haven't seen any egrets on our small reservoir.... only Canada geese and swans and ducks.

Ruth Hiebert said...

You got some great pictures of them.

Andy said...

Strange eh? The cormorants are still hanging on at Frenchman's Bay. They should be out of here soon.

Breathtaking said...

Hi!:) Beautiful portraits of the Egret. I have seen a few here in Portugal recently.Such lovely birds to see and photograph.

William Kendall said...

This one's a stoic, lovely bird!

Lea said...

Lovely photos with great reflections!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Lovely photos of this beautiful bird! Have a great weekend.

Sylvia K said...

Regal and handsome he is!! I love the egrets!! He looks confident, maybe he knows something we don't!! Superb captures as always, EG, and thank you as always for sharing the fun and the beauty!! Have a great weekend!!

Nancy Chan said...

Thank you for your visit. I am following now. Beautiful Egret and its reflection. Have a beautiful weekend!

Kathy said...

I love these big birds. We have them year-round.

Hannah said...

Egrets were a symbol to me of unreachable ethereal beauty, just spots of distant white across lakes and rivers, I didn't get to see them up close through someone's camera lens, marvelous shots, Tina!

Mascha said...

Great photos with the reflection! And beautiful birds
Have a nice weekend

RedPat said...

He must have a lot of down feathers under there, EG!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

awesome photos of the egrets, haven't seen them down our way, but I'm always on the lookout ... perhaps next year

Cloudia said...

Like a dignified ladies hat!








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Taken For Granted said...

Lovely egret photo with a fine reflection giving two birds for the price of one. Suspect it won't be long before the egrets head south.

Jacquelineand.... said...

Oh egrets, I've had a feeeeeeeeeeeeew.

Felicia said...

he's a handsome fellow.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

such common critters in my parts, but I can't avoid a sense of awe every time I see one nevertheless...they are so gorgeous

TexWisGirl said...

gorgeous shots!

Jack said...

EG, tell him to start down here pretty soon. It is wonderful weather and the ponds are full.

Stephanie said...

He's a beauty.

Jeevan said...

Superb capture on the Egret! Hope u enjoy seeing them in off-season

NatureFootstep said...

great shots of a gorgeous bird :)

cieldequimper said...

Gorgeous shot!

Donna said...

That is amazing...much like the herons that hang around.

b.."E"..th said...

love the reflection, awesome!! ( ;

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