On a recent dawn, a Great egret took advantage of this lakeside platform to practice its morning ablutions by preening, stretching and posing in enough postures to satisfy my seemingly unquenchable photographic thirst.
Below is a sampling of the egret's antics. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
|A bird bigger than the bluebird nesting box|
|Starting the day with a laugh!|
|"Gotta itch! Gotta itch! Gotta itch-itch-itch-itch!"|
|"Aren't my feathers pretty?"|
|Big feet. The better to scratch itches with.|
Looking fine in sunshine
I was near a pond a few weeks ago when an showy, white egret captured my attention as he/she flew into perch lakeside. He stood out so brilliantly in the grey-brown landscape that I had to question "why would any non-arctic animal have such plumage?" It seems to me that most animals - predator or prey - are designed to blend into their natural habitat. But not this guy! Any ideas of nature's reasoning for making this magnificent bird so showy?ReplyDelete