Saturday, June 6, 2009

Egrets/ Camera Critters

A nesting pair

This photo was taken several weeks ago.

From the highway as we were whizzing by, I thought I saw saw a big, white bird fly up into a tree so we drove around to get a closer look...and found TWO big birds! Were they defending something? There were plenty of Canada geese swimming nearby but the egrets seemed unconcerned about their avian friends.

On the other hand, the egrets weren't very happy about the guy (which you can't see) fishing on the other side of the pond.

FYI: Apparently I was invisible because they paid no attention to me. Hmmm. Maybe they knew I wasn't about to swim out to them.

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Barbara said...

I am glad you drove around to get a closer look. These 2 are just beautiful & you captured them well.Have a great weekend
smiles Barbara

Small City Scenes said...

What a SUPER shot. I love it. I don't think we have Egrets here. I have never seen one. I am glad you went back to see the birds. MB

B SQUARED said...

I always assumed (wrongly) that these were tropical. Same goes for the Blue Heron.

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello dear friend!
Wow Fantastic picture! I liked your idea in this post!They are beautiful and charming birds!

Jenn Jilks said...

I have so much fun doing drive-by shootings, too! That photographer's cry, "No, wait, go back!"

It amazes me how far north critters come to nest. They know that people like you and I like to look after them and watch and click!

They are beautiful.

cieldequimper said...

Carefully wading... Wonderful bird shot. Absolutely stunning.

PERBS said...

Such a great shot! Beautiful birds!

Lowell said...

Egrets are stunning birds...large ones have such huge wingspans, but they are notoriously hard to photograph and very easily spooked. So, you did extremely well getting this superb photo!

judi/Gmj said...

fabuloso! Birds are almost as tough to get as bees. :D


What a beautiful shot of the Egrets! so clear and great composition!

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