Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Egret

I love the variety of bird found here in Lincoln hills in the winter.  When the hawks, egrets and herons return we know that summer is over.


The most frequent of our daily walks takes us to a pond full of mallards.  It is a favorite breeding spot for these ducks.  Mallards aren't the only birds to be found here, though.

A few days ago I brought my camera hoping to get a shot of an owl that has been hanging out in the area.

The owl was nowhere to be seen on this afternoon but a little snowy egret could be seen hunting at the edge of the pond.





















It took little notice of me as I clicked away, hoping for a great shot.  The one at the right is the sharpest but the one at the top may be my favorite.








Check out Wild Bird Wednesday at Paying Ready Attention to see more of our avian friends.


15 comments:

Diane AZ said...

You got some wonderful shots of the egret!

eileeninmd said...

Pretty egret and lovely photos. Enjoy your day!

EG CameraGirl said...

Really lovely photos of the Snowy Egret! Yjeu are rare here in Ontario but I saw my first one last June visiting my daughter in New Hampshire. What a treat that was!

Al said...

That is indeed a very pretty egret.

mick said...

Great photos of the Egret - and yes, I like the first photo too!

Margaret Adamson said...

Elegant birds. Great shots.

NatureFootstep said...

a bird with an attitude :) Love the first image for that.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

He let you take his picture, but he seems to be letting you know he's the boss !

Lea said...

Beautiful!

Marie C said...

Beautiful photos of a beautiful bird!

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Great photos! I love these birds! I think the ones around me have gone south for the Winter. I haven't seen any for awhile now. :-(

Grandma C said...

Beautiful Egret shots! We just saw one this afternoon. They are awesome birds.

Neil said...

Great shots of the Egret.

Stewart M said...

Very nice pictures. From the look of that last one I would say this bird has been wandering in deep mud!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful yellow legs! I ever find a bird that I go looking for specifically ... Have given up trying... Accidental birding is fun too and often surprisingly good. It certainly was for you on this day, as the snowy gave you great photo ops. (Still , I hope you find your owl eventually ... I never see one in real life,.)