Thursday, January 6, 2011

Heading Home

At day's end the egret heads for the rookery.  Tomorrow he will be out bright and early searching for tasty rodents, amphibians and fish.

You can find more skies from around the world at SkyWatch Friday, hosted for us by Klaus, Sandy, Wren and Sylvia.

28 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Such gorgeous pastel skies! And the perfect backdrop for the egret! Terrific capture, Martha, as always! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Gary said...

Beautiful sunset too!!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a beautiful sky! My SWF is of egrets too (in a plain old blue sky)...I like yours better.

eileeninmd said...

Just beautiful! I always love the birds in flight with a pretty and colorful sky. Great capture.

toby said...

How serene and lovely! Wow, you could just melt into that photo...

Pagan Sphinx said...

Just splendid, Martha. :-)

ρομπερτ said...

What a joy it must be to know, that there's a 'home'. Wonderful picture indeed, perfect the title as well. Please have a good Friday you all.

daily athens

clairz said...

Lovely photo and words, Martha. I am usually scrambling for my camera when a bird goes by and I miss the whole thing AND the photo, too!

ewok1993 said...

that is just the most splendid color.

Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderful. Good work, Martha, to get the bird on the wing.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Bellybytes said...

Last week we had a screaching Brahminy kite looking for a place to nest in our high rise building. I tried to capture her photograph but she looked vicious and scary with her sharp beak and wild eyes! It's really hard to capture birds in the sky but when you do, the picture is amazing.

Paulie said...

Beautiful catch!

PS They predict snow on my birthday next week. Hope they are right!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Evocative photo. Great color.

Lew said...

The solitary bird against that sky is stunning!

Wren said...

Floating on the wind, with a beautiful background - it suits the idea that he's heading home.

Gaelyn said...

Nice soft sky to backdrop the egret.

Barb said...

Looks like he's flying off into the sunset!

afanja said...

Great shot of the egret in the pastel shades.

Luna Miranda said...

it's beautiful, poetic.

Tricia said...

Very nice & cool!

Happy SWF! =)

Kim, USA said...

Beautiful sky. Great capture!
Winter sky

DawnTreader said...

Beautiful silhouette photo - love the colour of the sky.

Meri said...

Such a pretty site against the sky! The colors are like yummy bowls of sherbet.

EG Wow said...

The sky is such pretty shades of apricot.

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a beautifully composed photo, the colours in the sky are so beautiful too

The Clip Cafe said...

Beautiful shot! Lovely colours

Judy said...

Gorgeous! The egret flying home really makes the photo!!!

jabblog said...

This is such a lovely sky and the egret makes it even more special.