Category Archives: Egret

Snowy, Up High Over Wetlands

Off a dike separating a salt marsh from old rice fields several spindly dead trees have survived the storms.

These branches are always a place to check for activity. Anything from a small Kingfisher to an Egret can be looking down.

Snowy, Up High Over Wetlands
Snowy, Up High Over Wetlands

This time it was a Snowy Egret.

Bird Key Residents

One of those times when you don’t know where to look first. At this spot on the Key I decided to just focus and shoot.

Below should be viewed on a large screen.

Bird Key Residents
Bird Key Residents

Looking through the ‘crowd’ here you can find Pelicans, White Ibis, Gulls, Egrets, Herons, and I’m sure some other shore birds.

Bird Key Residents
Bird Key Residents

What was a little unnerving was how many others were overhead, and behind the boat.

Bird Key Residents
Bird Key Residents

More than a few swimming nearby too.

Showing Them He Can Fly, Egret

Of the three chicks, almost adult, only one could fly.

Showing Them He Can Fly, Egret
Showing Them He Can Fly, Egret

He cruised in circles, a few twists, and back to the nest. A good landing too.

Showing Them He Can Fly, Egret
Showing Them He Can Fly, Egret

I’m not sure if the other two were impressed, but it did get their attention.

Showing Them He Can Fly, Egret
Showing Them He Can Fly, Egret

Great Egrets learn to fly on their own. It’s flap those wings, get lift off, and hope for the best.