Category Archives: Egrets

Dependencies

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Most people living in an area with a cold winter depend on spring to return and with it so many enjoyable things that spring and warm weather bring.  The return of multitudes of shore and wading birds that populate our shallow coastal areas is something I look forward to each year.  I love to watch them and photography gives me a little bit more of a push to get out in nature. It also teaches me patience in waiting for ‘good action’.  One could say I depend on this to make my life a little more complete.  The birds of course depend upon a healthy environment and a plentiful supply of food to make their summer nesting season successful.  So many dependencies and so many great things to photograph on the Delaware coast.

Also posted in Birds, Shorebirds, Spring 2016, Wildlife

Snowy Exit

This Snowy Egret takes flight recently at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge.

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Also posted in Birds, Spring 2015

Egret Two Step

These two Great Egrets are seemingly instep as they hunt for breakfast. The tide had dropped and the strong breeze had exposed a tidal flat, stranding minnows on the dry surface which made for easy shopping for the egrets.

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Also posted in Birds, Spring 2015, Wildlife

The Huddled Masses

While certainly not Liberty Island, this patch of reeds provided refuge and shelter yesterday in the snow for these fittingly named Snowy Egrets.  Huddled close together and using the reeds as a wind block, they waited out a cold blustery day in the marsh preening, undoubtedly dreaming of warm days fishing in these waters in the near future.

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Also posted in Birds, Spring 2014

Thirty Days From Now?

On April 14, 2014 I photographed this egret at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge.  Over the next 30 days spring will take hold in Delaware and we will see many signs of the new season including the return of these wading birds in good numbers.  Get ready to get out there and photograph the signs of the warming weather.  Who’s ready for that?

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Also posted in Birds, Winter 2014/15

Light Foot

This Snowy Egret seems to be running on water this afternoon at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge.

 

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Also posted in Birds, Spring 2014

Summertime Daydreaming

Temperatures here this morning were right around 0 degrees (f). It has been a couple of weeks now of good old fashioned cold January temps and it looks like we have a good stretch of cold weather ahead. I really do love the cold, snow and ice of winter especially for the nice variety of photography opportunities. But I also look forward to change in seasons especially from winter to summer. Tonight I indulge a yearning for warmer times and the egrets that put on great shows while feeding in the shallows of the coast. I look forward to these shows just a few months from now.

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Also posted in Winter 2013-14

The Eyes Have It

Three sets of eyes tell the story of three sepaerate emotion, I imagine. From back to front; there is apparent envy in the look of the egret in the background, the lucky fisher-bird in the foreground has an eye of satisfaction and, of course, the poor fish has a look that migh say, ‘so I get to see the world above water as my last vision!!’ This was a nice moment photographed last summer.

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Also posted in Winter 2012/13

Standing Room Only

A coastal pond was very full of egrets on Saturday.

Also posted in Scenics, Summer 2012

Uh Oh!!

A fish gets a brief view of life above the water just before its trip to an egret stomach.

Also posted in Summer 2012