Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Duck, Duck, Egret!!

I did not see it at first...
creeping slowly along, behind the high grasses, fishing I assume...
The Great Egret
A stately, pure white, heron like bird, legs are dark, bill is yellow.
This is a bird I see only during the summer.

It was nice to see the girls sticking together,
Female Mallards, 
there were no boys in sight.
Everyone was up on the grass, preening mostly, one or two were deep in thought.

Lake of the Lilies...
only a few minutes from the inlet where we had just enjoyed the boats.
We often combine visiting both spots as they are so close to one another.

Another day in the books, we are happy and healthy...I always hope my readers are as well.
And a big Happy Birthday to my youngest son Michael, he is 37 years old today.


  1. No male mallards here either. Strange indeed. Great photos as always Debbie.

  2. Hello Debbie,

    Love the Egret, they are one of my summer favorites. Cute shots of the Mallards. Happy Birthday to your son!
    Take care, enjoy your day!

  3. Wow these are great photos.The mallards and egret are so beautiful .You really captured them well.Have a wonderful day and thanks for sharing.

  4. Nice to see the Egret.
    Lovely photographs of the ducks.

    Wishing your son many Happy Birthday wishes.

    All the best Jan

  5. Happy Birthday to Michael. Love seeing the egrets. Can see all the nice feathers on the duck. Love that. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  6. The female Mallards must be relaxing after a busy summer of raising their young. Beautiful shots.

  7. Beautiful egret! They certainly stand out more so than the herons. Glad there were some ducks around for you, too. Happy Birthday to your son!

  8. I can not get over how long their necks are, it just amazes me every time I see them. Wow that is something there were no male ducks around, maybe the girls were having a girls day out together :)
    Hope your son had a Happy Birthday!

  9. Happy Birthday to your son Michael! I do hope he had a great day. I loved the Egrets' such unique birds in many ways The photos of the Mallards are beautiful. Are the bright colors under the wings. I hadn't seen that before.
    Sending loving thoughts and hugs!