Saturday, April 20, 2013

A Snowy Surprise

I could see it from across the lake.
 
For sure an Egret by the shape and color
but I knew it was too small to be a Great Egret.
 
At only 24 inches,
it revealed just a peak of it's "yellow galoshes". 
 
It's a gorgeous Snowy Egret, the first time I have seen one.
 
White body, black bill...
 
black legs with bright yellow feet.
 
Lake of the Lilies in Point Pleasant Beach
New Jersey
April 15, 2013 on a ride with the hubs.
 

30 comments:

  1. WOW!
    Fantastycznl and very beautiful pictures.
    Heron beat? for me it's very rare.
    I send greetings.
    Lucia

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  2. Hi Debbie...Yellow galoshes "huh",hmmm never quite heard a bird described that way !! : )
    Great spotting,and great shot's too!!
    Grace

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  3. oh those white wings are so pretty! it would be awesome to be living among such pretty creatures...when I see them playing on water with no care in the world it makes this soul smile...beautifully captured as always :)

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  4. What a beautiful bird, Debbie.
    I love those wings.

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  5. Debbie, they are beauties! Lovely shots of the Snowy Egret.

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  6. I like his blowy hair on his neck. Wonderful shots dear Debbie.

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  7. i just love these! i got to see 3 snowies here for the first time ever last summer. :)

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  8. Wow, you got some great shots! You have a really good eye, Debbie. I've never seen a snowy egret in "real" life--just photos. They look so delicate.

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  9. Beautiful! You are outdoing yourself with these shots, my dear!

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  10. i love the take off shots. what a gorgeous bird. ( :

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  11. Beautiful pictures. What a lucky find!

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  12. Congratulations on the sighting! Beautiful photos!

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  13. Loving those yellow feet! Gorgeous photos!

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  14. He is gorgeous! And you are so lucky to get your dose of snow in this form!! Have a splendid weekend!

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  15. AWESOME!!!! How fast did you run around the lake!!??!! Such a beautiful bird, and you got some magical shots!

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  16. So handsome.

    It must feel very proud of itself.

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  17. Wow Deb, wonderful pictures of a beautiful bird!

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  18. WOW...what beauty you were able to capture....Gorgeous bird...

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  19. Such a beautiful bird and such wonderful photos of it!

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  20. It's a beauty. You caught some great action shots of it!

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  21. Lovely. I like his socks of yellow.

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  22. Just amazing pictures; you should really publish a book of all of the pictures you take.
    Blessings!

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  23. He's a beauty, Debbie! So glad you got to see him and got those great shots!

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  24. Amazing captures at just the right time, Debbie. Well done!

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  25. A gorgeous egret. Great shots Debbie!

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  26. Fabulous shots of this Snowy Egret. What a gorgeous bird.

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  27. Gorgeous guy, and quite cooperative!!! I love the reflections in the first couple of images!!!

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