Jul 222009
 

Our rainfall has mostly leveled out for the year, but we had such a wet spring that several acres of low-lying farmland on my commute have been underwater for several months.  I notice an egret or two there most times I drive by, and I’ve been thinking “I need to grab my camera.”

Well, I did so at lunch today, and I picked a good day.  It was a party.

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Score!  There were at least 20 birds there today—six common egrets, a great blue heron, and a lot of what I believe are juvenile mallards.

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  4 Responses to “Wading bird party”

  1. Hmmm. For some reason I thought the heron would be much bigger than the egrets. I don’t know why.

  2. I’m always fascinated with the Egrets and Great Blue Herons. We have a resident GBH and it’s just gorgeous to watch.

    Thanks for sharing the photos.

  3. nhfalcon: I had the same thought, but I haven’t often seen a heron like this in the company of so many other birds. Usually when I see one, it’s by itself. So perhaps this is the first time I’ve ever had the scale to compare (?).

    azn8tive: They’re cool, aren’t they? It’s a little pocket of majesty on my drive!

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