Saturday, June 27, 2020

Saturday Critters ~ 341 ~

Our Egrets are back...
and even though they have probably been back for a while, 
my first sighting was this past Sunday.

I saw the Great White Egret first, it appears to be in breeding plumage.
Males and females look the same and without a medical exam,
you can not tell them apart.

The Great White Egret emanates a message of great compatibility and heaven sense.
It's message is that a prosperous time is near, 
or has arrived.
You have completed the tasks to do that were before you!

Next I saw a Snowy Egret.
The Snowy Egret is smaller than the Great White, has a black bill and yellow goulashes (feet).
They represent liberation, wisdom, magic, love, luck and joy!

I loved the reflection in these 2 images.

I saw both of these at Lake of the Lilies,
which is proving to be a great nature preserve this summer.

Sharing today's images with Eileen at 
Viewing Nature With Eileen 
for Saturday Critters


  1. Beautiful! Like the swans, the white and blue are a great combination. I know they're not, but they appear to have a perpetually angry look on their face! LOL! Glad they're back!

  2. Hello Debbie,

    Your Great Egret and Snowy Egret are beautiful. Your photos are awesome too! I am glad they are back! Thank you for linking up your post. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend! PS, thank you for the visit and comment too.

  3. Love your Egrets! That Snowy doesn't mind getting its feathers wet. I have seen a Great Blue Heron swimming in our lake like a big swan-- rather briefly but certainly in deeper water.

  4. I absolutely LOVE it when you can get a few when they are fluffing or preening! It always tickles me. We've been seeing the orangey color on the Cattle Egrets here but not yet on the Great white! How amazing these photos are. Enjoy your weekend!

  5. I've never seen an Egret taking a bath before. You got some great shots of both types of Egrets.

  6. Fantastic pictures of both birds.

  7. Wow! What a sighting and fantastic photos ^_^

    Be Safe, Be Well,
    A ShutterBug Explores
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  8. So gorgeous! I smile at their long, elegant and slender necks.

  9. terrific pictures, I love the look of the snowy egrets, that do on the top of his head is pretty cool :)

  10. What a graceful bird and you captured a wonderful series of images Debbie. Thanks for the comments you leave. I appreciate every one. Stay safe and have a good week.

  11. Debbie, your pictures are unbelievably beautiful. I hope you enlarge them and have them in frames around your house.

    1. i have...i do, i'll show them here soon!!

  12. egrets! ..... i have a few ;) agree w/ rian!

  13. Beautiful photographs, and I loved the reflections.

    All the best Jan

  14. Yay for your beautiful summer residents. Lovely portraits.

  15. Oh you do get the best of photos of the Egrets. I always enjoy learning about them The reflection photos were magnificent. You are an amazing bird photographer. I love your bird photos and I have said that many times.
    Sending extra hugs your way!