Saturday, September 12, 2015

Egret, September 12, 2015

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Lee County, Mississippi, September 5, 2015
 Great Egret, Casmerodius albus

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Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, September 1, 2015

This bird flew as soon as I stopped the car beside the road.  This one quick photo was all I could get.   Since the bright sky background caused this to be a silhouette, I am not sure of the feather's true colors. When I first saw it, I thought it was a hawk, but now I don't think so. Anyone have an idea?

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  1. Hello Lea, beautiful captures of the Egrets. Maybe your bird in flight is a crow or raven? Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

    1. Thanks, Eileen. I just now looked up the Common Raven, Corvus corax, in my bird book (Audubon Society), and they are described as scavengers, larger than crows, having a larger bill and a wedge-shaped tail. Mississippi is not in their normal range, but I know birds don't follow the lines on a map!
      Have a great week-end!

  2. Nice bird shots - that egret is wonderful.

  3. Love the Egrets and the relfetion in the first shot. Have a lovely weekend.

  4. Beautiful egret, so graceful with those long legs and neck.

  5. Wonderful photos of the Great Egret wading and hunting in the swamp. The other bird seems like a crow but it could just be that it is a silhouette, but the feathers are caught so full of motion!

  6. love the egrets and their kinked necks. :) nice silhouette, too!

  7. I love the egrets! They're very elegant looking birds.

  8. Great details captured in the feathers in he last bird shot.

  9. Grand photos of these birds. The one in the last photo looks huge and powerful.

  10. Beautiful...both the egret in the swamps, and the silhouetted bird....which I think as Eileen, a crow? The beak and head shape looks similar to a crow.

    Thanks for stopping by this weekend and linking up at I'd Rather B Birdin'!!!

  11. Always a pleasure to see the Great Egret! Nice snaps!!
    Have a Beautiful Day!
    Peace :)

  12. That's a gorgeous picture of the egret. The other bird.... I'm with Eileen... maybe a crow.

  13. Lovely photos of all the birds! Love the silhouette of what is possibly a crow...
    Many thanks for joining us on Saturday Silhouettes.


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