A quick shot, taken at an awkward angle but an Egret just has a way of creating a good photograph.
The Snowy, usually a fairly aggressive bird, looked confused by the Ibis. I expected some feathers to be flying any moment.
Not even a little peep from either of them. The Ibis went about poking for food, the Egret seemed to be lurking close by to perhaps snatch whatever the Ibis found.
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This day I had my backup camera with me. I’ve looked at this view a hundred times, but I don’t think I’ve ever shot it as a wide landscape.
I probably would have missed this too except I just needed to grab the other gear and shoot.
The Egret and other small birds added a little extra.
The end of November and we still have some green around. It made a nice back drop to the Egret here.
We had planned to be out by dark.
We did get caught up in shooting over the marsh. Pretty much..take a shot, wait…repeat, a lot.
The dry and drab marsh grasses added a nice contrast to this little Snowy. Not a bit of excitement here. The Egret was doing exactly what they do 90% of the time. Sitting and scratching.
I think we might not see any in the marshes at all soon. Colder weather seems to push them to the shore, and a little south.
Found an Egret and a patch of sun at the same time.
While I do try to keep the environment in my photographs I don’t hide the main subject. Except in cases like this. The wooden pylons provided a little character.
The bird never did fly away, even after I walked right by.
The old rice field water gates (trunk) were right there so I assume the fish were more important than me.