Tuesday, March 27, 2012

World Bird Wednesday


On a trip to Texas, we took a paddle boat into the channels off of Lake Livingston to see what we could see ... Imagine our joy when we came across a group of Snow Egrets.  Because the paddle boat is quiet, we were able to get fairly close and stay for a short time before they left.














Preening seemed to be the priority for this Egret ... getting ready to meet his lady, maybe?

Aaaaaah ... How Handsome am I?


Off to safer Havens ...


                        As we were leaving we realized we were not alone among the reeds ...
(water moccasin)

















13 comments:

  1. Wonderful images of your lovely wild birds....Egrets are beautiful birds to see..

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  2. Awesome pictures of this great bird!
    It is perfect for WBW!

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  3. They are soo beautiful!! I would love to see one sometime.

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  4. Fun captures of the egrets. The with the "do" is funny! Great post.

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  5. wow how fashionable this one! Fluffy hairdo, black leggins and orange socks; fascinating!

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  6. I love their orange feet and spiked hairdo. Great captures.

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  7. I love the way it is sticking up its crest, breeding season!

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  8. A great series of photos. You were certainly able to get very close for photos like this.

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  9. Fantastic photos, Andrea! The second one is my favorite. Great job!

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  10. What a show, great captures Andrea!
    That is one amazing display. Oh and the water moccasin is so creepy. I'm glad we have no poisonous in Michigan!

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  11. They are wonderful! Well done!

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  12. How neat that you were able to get so close! You got some amazing shots.

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