Tag Archives: Great Egret

~What did I just catch?~

What did I just catch?
What did I just catch?
Whoa, it is a fighter!
Whoa, it is a fighter!
It was amusing when all of a sudden she jumped up and back.
Got it again!
Got it again; now what?

While on a walk today we spotted this Egret out in the marsh. The distance was really too great for me to capture detailed photos, but I wanted to share these. I noticed it was trying to eat something! If you click on the photos you might get an idea of what she caught.

Bike Trail
Many miles of bike trails in the park. Not sure I would want to walk these trails. Last year we saw a four foot Diamondback snake
Bird Tree
Bird Tree
My Scrub Jay, from yesterday, was sitting at the very top!
Jonathan has many marsh areas.
Jonathan has many marsh areas.

one lone Egret, fishing in a marsh

the big frog realized, it is pretty harsh

froggy grew quite big, must have lived awhile

guess this is the way, out in the wild

one has to eat, one has to die

in order to survive, you learn to be sly

~Beauty in White – the Great Egret~

expert in patience

methodical in action

regal in stature

IMG_3363

Great Egret

Finally, had the opportunity to get close enough to capture a few photos of the Great Egret that has been fishing on the banks of the Tchefuncte River here in Fairview Riverside State Park.  On our daily walks, I have seen this Great Egret standing perfectly still, then stealthily moving along the shore like an experienced mime.

However, unlike a mime, the Egret is not entertaining us. Instead with a skill necessary for survival and honed over time, it is hunting with focus and determination.

IMG_3368

IMG_3359

IMG_3389

SkyeRiver Photography  ©Sheila de Laneuville

It gives me great pleasure to observe and photography these beautiful, regal Herons. I wish she would have caught something!

We experienced wave after wave of rain last night and this morning it is still raining. Unlike a Colorado rain, which last for a short period of time, these Louisiana rains last all day, all night and all day……

Take the time to enjoy wildlife and always enjoy the Journey!