Category Archives: Egret

Book Ends, Heron And Egret

Here a photograph I could not have have taken a few weeks ago, the fall weather has pushed down the high grasses. Now the old wooden structures can be seen. They may have been used to dry nets or as a duck blind years ago when this was still private plantation lands.

Book Ends, Heron And Egret
Book Ends, Heron And Egret

Both the Great Blue and Egret moved around on the old posts catching the first rays of morning sun.

Book Ends, Heron And Egret
Book Ends, Heron And Egret

In a few weeks all these reeds and grasses will become a dull brown, but for now everything is golden.

Book Ends, Heron And Egret
Book Ends, Heron And Egret

These were some of the last photographs of the year in these marshes. Rangers close the dike roads, tens of thousands of acres, each winter to protect the habitat and migrating birds.

Bear Island WMA, South Carolina.

Chasing Dinner, Low Tide

Low tide and tiny minnows. While they may be small there is plenty of them.

Chasing Dinner, Low Tide
Chasing Dinner, Low Tide

In some of these photographs you can see the fish jumping from the water.

Chasing Dinner, Low Tide
Chasing Dinner, Low Tide

This Snowy Egret chased the school of fish back and forth in the shallows.

Chasing Dinner, Low Tide
Chasing Dinner, Low Tide

Above the Egret has caught a small minnow. OK, a very small minnow.

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A Snowy Egret

Around the Lowcountry you can’t go too many places and not see the Snowy Egret. If there is water and a few fish there is also a Snowy.

A Snowy Egret
A Snowy Egret

While they are a beautiful bird it’s their ‘personality’ that endears them to people.

They can seem arrogant, pushy, and always argumentative.

In short, a bird with an attitude.

A Snowy Egret
A Snowy Egret