Monday, August 12, 2019

The Unknown Fisherman

Let me try to describe the size of this tiny big bird.
It was about 14 inches tall and with it's neck fully extended it was about 14 inches wide.
It's characteristics were that of a Great Egret, 
except the beak was black not yellow.
Even when they are young, their beak is yellow.
I thought maybe it was a juvenile Little Blue Heron, they are white, 
but the tips of that birds plumage is dark and the bill is yellow not black.





I watched it fish, skimming it's bill across the top of the water, 
this was a noticeably different technique then what I was use to seeing from the big birds.

It got lucky...

swallowing dinner!


This was my favorite picture of the evening, I thought the reflection was beautiful!!

So who solved the puzzle and knows what this little bird is?

25 comments:

  1. Good job... I love the photos with the bird and it's reflection on the water.

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  2. Your bird is a Snowy Egret. Had it taken its feet out of the water you would have seen that they were yellow.

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  3. Gorgeous photos! I like the touch of yellow around the eyes! I've never seen one. Congrats!

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  4. Just gorgeous! Such a thrill to find one you are unfamiliar with too!

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  5. Great reflection capture, Debbie!

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  6. Hello, Pretty capture of the Snowy Egret. Love the reflections! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week ahead.

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  7. Oh yes, the reflection; how beautiful, Debbie. Love these!

    xoxo

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  8. What great shots you got on this bird and even getting a fish! I agree about the last picture...very special.

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  9. We call it Egretta Garzetta. A very beautiful bird.

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    1. Egretta garzetta is Little Egret, a different species, not found in North America. This is a Snowy Egret (Egretta thula).

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    2. Thank you. I have a lot to learn again about the birds.

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  10. Gorgeous pictures of this one.But I would expect no less from you.

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  11. Your last photo is my favorite, too - although I also love some of the reflections in the photos above. What kind of bird - I'll take the word of all the bird lovers, above, that it's a snowy egret. What a beautiful find, Debbie!

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  12. BEAUTIFUL pics....very pretty bird also. And look, LUNCH.

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  13. oh he is a beauty isn't he, I too love the reflection ones, the last one is just perfect!

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  14. I see you got your answer now Debbie. Gorgeous shots with reflections

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  15. You have captured the snowy beautifully Debbie, always love to come and see your photos. Fabulous!

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  16. Debbie - isn't it wonderful that we can reach out across the blogosphere and receive the answer we seek? By any name, this is a gorgeous bird and a fabulous series of photos. I am partial to the one with the fish - supper! Enjoy the rest of your week!

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  17. Debbie, you’ve been scammed in a comment above...eeeeek. We see snowy egrets in Florida and people call them “yellow slippers”. Next time, tell your bird to lift it’s foot, then you’ll know!

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  18. Great capture of this bird...I learned what it was from the above comments!

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  19. Wow, Debbie, these are spectacular photos of your unnamed bird. You are so amazing at this all.
    Blessings and hugs!

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