Saturday, April 21, 2018

Saturday Critters ~ 227 ~

On Thursday I was running out to a doctor appointment.
It was cloudy and raining...
- what's new, right -
The hubs yelled to me, "do you want the camera"?
I said "yes" but it was such a crappy day, I didn't think I would use it.
But, you never know.
We drove only a few minutes and the hubs shouted "there's a Heron"
he spun the car around without me even asking.
I didn't have a lot of time, I didn't want to be late for my appointment...
but I got off 20 clicks before hopping back in to the car.
The heron never moved. 
Twenty pictures, all look about the same.

On our way home I looked over and there was an Egret standing in the exact same spot,
showing off it's full breeding plumage.
The green on the face and the long wispy tail feathers.

This lake is only a few minutes from home and this is the third time I have seen the Egret.
When driving with other people, they do not stop when I shout, "there's an Egret"!

That does remind me of driving with Leanne my knitting teacher,
she is so kind and stops for things like this...

The moral of the story, never leave home without the camera!

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  1. Life is never so busy as not to stop and look at or photograph birds. Great photos, Debbie!

  2. Great shots! Like you I used to carry my camera everywhere. I am taking one to the small point and shoot. HAHA...leaving the big ones at home but I could not stand the thought of being without one.

  3. Hello, great captures of the egret and the heron. They are beautiful birds. Your hubby is the best. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

  4. Wonderful photos, Debbie! You and Chuck always find the best places
    to stop and shoot. :)


  5. Wow! - and you're right, never leave home without it! Great shots - and you definitely have Chuck well trained ;-)

  6. Glad you turned around and snapped the heron. Just beautiful! Love the green on the Egrets face.

  7. You have your hubs trained well. Mine is starting to get the idea, but often ignores me. :) Beautiful shots of the heron and the egret. If I leave home without my camera, I always see something wonderful. I rarely leave home without it.

  8. You are right: never leave home without the camera...not even to go to the garden! Lol!
    Nice captures. Enjoy your weekend!

  9. Great series of images, especially of the Great Egret. And you are right, always grab the camera before going out the door. I shudder to think about some of the missed opportunities when I didn’t have a camera with me.

  10. Great photos, Debbie.
    Herons are very photographic.
    Happy weekend:)

  11. Wow, wow, what beautiful photos.
    Have a nice weekend
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  12. Gorgeous photos! I guess I've never seen a breeding Egret, because I don't remember seeing any green on them. I must pay closer attention!

  13. These are birds we don't often see, love the green faces.

  14. I totally agree.Never leave home without the camera, but still I sometimes do.Shame on me.Since I am the driver, my car makes frequent stops, turn arounds and back-ups. Gotta do what I gotta to to get that picture.

  15. Yes, you must never leave home without your camera. These photos of the Heron and Egret are awesome. I seriously, have never seen either of these two birds. If you didn't capture them; I wouldn't even know about them.
    Thank you for all your magnificent bird photos. Blessings and hugs!

  16. Indeed good advice, Debbie, and this time it paid off beautifully.
    That egret is amazing!!

  17. yep. Good to have the camera every day.

  18. Chuck is so good at stopping, turning around for photographs.
    You are just so good at taking them.
    No matter what the weather or place, they are all great to see.
    Thanks for sharing these with us today.

    Hope your weekend has been good, best wishes for the new week ahead.

    All the best Jan

  19. Wow, great pics while being in a hurry to get to your appointment, and how neat that another bird decided to show up for your coming home drive, that hubby of yours is a good man :)

  20. The heron is great, the egret with the green courting plumage is even greater, and I laughed when you said 20 shots all the same -- boy isn't that bird watching setting great though ... it's almost harder when each picture is a tiny bit different and I spend way too many minutes trying to decide which one is perfect. Also the other day I took about twenty pictures of a fence because I forgot to change the setting after taking bird pictures . That fence really didn't move a bit.

  21. Aren't we blessed to have such considerate husbands? That heron must have really had his eye on something - he looks quite intent!!!

  22. These are great pictures. And the ones from the post before--think it was a mockingbird?---those were amazing! I love your secret viewing arena, I think you called it. You get some of the best bird photographs and I love to come here and see them! Your close-ups are so gorgeous and we can see so many tiny details. Hope your week has started off great!

  23. Oh, wow! These are awesome! You know I love the GBH! Well done!