Saturday, September 30, 2023

Saturday Critters #511

I was a little surprised to see this Great Egret out in the open at Lake Como.
Fishing at the water's edge this stately, pure white, heron like bird really stands out against the landscape.
Using its dagger like bill to capture prey, 
which includes fish and the occasional aquatic mammal or bird.
Sexes are similar, 
the bill is yellow and the legs are dark black.
It stood in an almost a frozen state as I approached for pictures, 
getting to within 20 feet of this bird, perhaps even closer.

You can see here a little better how "out in the open" it was!

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


Latane Barton said...

Excellent shots of the egret. I get to see them from time to time on our pond here. Beautiful birds.

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Good photos!
Getting that close is amazing.

eileeninmd said...

Great sighting of the Great Egret! They are so elegant, beautiful collection of photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a great weekend. PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

RedPat said...

The details in your shots always amaze me. A wonderful post.

Lowcarb team member said...

Fabulous photographs of the Great Egret.

All the best Jan

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your photos are so sharp! What a beauty...just a little scratch and the feathers all lay down perfectly!

Susie said...

He sure is slim and pretty. Looked like it was a great day. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Jim and Barb's Adventures said...

I don't think we have those around here, but they are similar to our great blue herons.

DeniseinVA said...

An elegant bird beautifully captured! :)

Marie Smith said...

An egret was spotted here, an unusual sight for sure. We were in the area this past week but didn’t see it. Great shots, as always, Debbie.

21 Wits said...

A most magical and serene post, thank you!

Conniecrafter said...

so wonderful to be able to get that close, I love the pic that looks like he is itching his neck, I have never got one like that, so cool to see!